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2012-08-03 04:44:46 PM

WombatControl: Romney isn't collecting cash to hoard it, he's collecting cash to unleash it on Obama in the fall when A:) he can start spending on the general election and B.) voters are actually paying attention to the race.


And say what, exactly? Every line of attack has been flogged to death and Obama is still net positive favorable. And perhaps it's the "deadest time" for you, but Romney is being defined daily as Old Man Potter with less charm and worse impulse control. He's never going to change the meme, and every time he opens his mouth to, he merely reinforces it. So you just keep looking for your October Surprise - because it's going to take that and then some.
 
2012-08-03 04:54:06 PM

what_now: dr_blasto: Those two things he has have taken him to the convention as the presumptive nominee. If he comes out of the convention as the nominee, he's in till election day.

Oh for Christ's sake. RONPAUL is not getting the nomination.


That's right. And the Reid Nuclear Tax Bomb WON'T be dropped until AFTER the convention

It's brilliant!
 
2012-08-03 05:09:19 PM

DempseySR26: I've heard from very creditable sources that Harry Reid molested young boys in his senate office. I can't confirm this but the word is out Mr. Reid. Now you have to prove that you didn't molest all those young boys.


Well... Now so do.
 
2012-08-03 05:19:25 PM
Now that these allegations have been made:

a) if Romney releases his tax returns and disproves the allegations, then he will get a huge boost in credibility;
b) if Romney releases his tax returns and shows the allegations to be true, he is pretty much toast;
c) if Romney does not release his tax returns, then the allegations stand, and it is a no-win no-win end game.

Pretty simple.

In the case of a), it would be interesting if the "source" was a Romney supporter.
 
2012-08-03 05:22:30 PM

DempseySR26: I've heard from very creditable sources that Harry Reid molested young boys in his senate office. I can't confirm this but the word is out Mr. Reid. Now you have to prove that you didn't molest all those young boys.


What is this obsession with molesting little boys? You can't swing a dead cat around here without hitting a Republican that's scared to death that child molesters are lurking behind every tree. That much fear is not normal.
 
2012-08-03 05:29:56 PM

cgw_niu: I hope to be in his shoes someday and I am working hard on that.


Then why are you wasting your time on Fark? Shouldn't you be out working hard to create jobs?

/Romney is over 1,000 X richer than the averag American, so he must work at least 1,000 X harder, right?
 
2012-08-03 05:30:05 PM

sprawl15: cgw_niu: so what laws are we asserting that Romney broke?

[img99.imageshack.us image 460x550]


ERMAHGERD, AHM A HERG.
 
2012-08-03 05:30:19 PM

More_Like_A_Stain: DempseySR26: I've heard from very creditable sources that Harry Reid molested young boys in his senate office. I can't confirm this but the word is out Mr. Reid. Now you have to prove that you didn't molest all those young boys.

What is this obsession with molesting little boys? You can't swing a dead cat around here without hitting a Republican that's scared to death that child molesters are lurking behind every tree. That much fear is not normal.


Hey I'm just saying what I've heard from sources. So will Harry Reid prove he didn't molest those little boys in his senate office?
 
2012-08-03 05:31:47 PM

WombatControl: Oh look, a highly credible source gave me this super-secret memo:


Oh look, it's the guy who tired to pass off a totally made up story about someone they knew needing to spend $10,000 on the building permit for a single shower stall. What was it you said when it was shown you were lying through your teeth in that thread? Oh yeah, it was "As for my story about the $10,000 shower permit, I don't really give two shiats whether the trolls believe it or not - the principle can be illustrated by any number of examples regardless." Ah yes, the "it doesn't matter that I totally lied and made up a story to prove me point, my point remains true!".

/link for those that missed the lulz
 
2012-08-03 05:38:45 PM

DempseySR26: More_Like_A_Stain: DempseySR26: I've heard from very creditable sources that Harry Reid molested young boys in his senate office. I can't confirm this but the word is out Mr. Reid. Now you have to prove that you didn't molest all those young boys.

What is this obsession with molesting little boys? You can't swing a dead cat around here without hitting a Republican that's scared to death that child molesters are lurking behind every tree. That much fear is not normal.

Hey I'm just saying what I've heard from sources. So will Harry Reid prove he didn't molest those little boys in his senate office?


As soon as Glenn Beck proves he did not rape and murder a girl in 1990.
 
2012-08-03 06:05:31 PM

Thrag: /link for those that missed the lulz


That was an epic thread. I had to go and relive that.
 
2012-08-03 06:14:05 PM

DempseySR26: I've heard from very creditable sources that Harry Reid molested young boys in his senate office. I can't confirm this but the word is out Mr. Reid. Now you have to prove that you didn't molest all those young boys.


Also...

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-03 06:17:47 PM

More_Like_A_Stain: DempseySR26: I've heard from very creditable sources that Harry Reid molested young boys in his senate office. I can't confirm this but the word is out Mr. Reid. Now you have to prove that you didn't molest all those young boys.

What is this obsession with molesting little boys? You can't swing a dead cat around here without hitting a Republican that's scared to death that child molesters are lurking behind every tree. That much fear is not normal.



...shoving things down your throat...
 
2012-08-03 06:20:04 PM
i47.tinypic.com

Obama's transparency...
 
2012-08-03 06:24:58 PM

DempseySR26: More_Like_A_Stain: DempseySR26: I've heard from very creditable sources that Harry Reid molested young boys in his senate office. I can't confirm this but the word is out Mr. Reid. Now you have to prove that you didn't molest all those young boys.

What is this obsession with molesting little boys? You can't swing a dead cat around here without hitting a Republican that's scared to death that child molesters are lurking behind every tree. That much fear is not normal.

Hey I'm just saying what I've heard from sources. So will Harry Reid prove he didn't molest those little boys in his senate office?


As soon as you tell us where you buried that 3 year old boy's body.
 
2012-08-03 06:30:56 PM
i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-08-03 06:36:38 PM

Brick-House: [i47.tinypic.com image 600x338]

Obama's transparency...


So how many of those did previous presidents willingly release (leaks don't count)? And how are the birth certificates that he released not good enough for you?

EABOD, birther scum.
 
2012-08-03 06:41:45 PM

Brick-House: [i50.tinypic.com image 705x558]


Yes, the press is treating Romney so unfairly.

Jesus, without that undeserved persecution complex, how would you guys survive?
 
2012-08-03 06:47:31 PM

Brick-House: [i47.tinypic.com image 600x338]

Obama's transparency...


Wow. By my count, 1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...NINE of the sixteen points have been completely disproven and the remaining ones are pretty meaningless.

For the record, though I think you's trollin':

1. So? It's a college transcript.
2. So? It's a college transcript.
3. So? It's a college paper.
4. So? It's a college transcript. He graduated magna cum laude and Harvard doesn't just hand that out for nothin'.
5. So? Has any other President ever released this?
6. Released. Just because he's in good health so there wasn't a lot to release doesn't mean it wasn't released.
7. Not really sure what this means. His voting schedule was pretty well open. Do all state senators have to publish their calendars?
8. Not really sure what this means. His voting record was public.
9. Do you expect all businessmen to release their client lists? Why did Romney lie about who he was working for in 1999?
10. Released, even though he didn't need to because y'all wouldn't shut up
11. Released, even though he didn't need to because y'all wouldn't shut up
12. So? Does anyone care about his baptism record? Really? He's publicly talked about his religion very often.
13. She voluntarily suspended her license since she wasn't going to keep using it. She can reactivate it at any time.
14. Disproven. Her staff is exactly the same size as that of Laura Bush.
15. Disproven. In fact this was a fairly blatent April Fool's Day hoax.
16. Disproven (many, many times). United States citizens could travel to Pakistan freely in 1981.
 
2012-08-03 06:51:36 PM

Lord Dimwit: Brick-House: [i47.tinypic.com image 600x338]

Obama's transparency...

Wow. By my count, 1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...NINE of the sixteen points have been completely disproven and the remaining ones are pretty meaningless.

For the record, though I think you's trollin':

1. So? It's a college transcript.
2. So? It's a college transcript.
3. So? It's a college paper.
4. So? It's a college transcript. He graduated magna cum laude and Harvard doesn't just hand that out for nothin'.
5. So? Has any other President ever released this?
6. Released. Just because he's in good health so there wasn't a lot to release doesn't mean it wasn't released.
7. Not really sure what this means. His voting schedule was pretty well open. Do all state senators have to publish their calendars?
8. Not really sure what this means. His voting record was public.
9. Do you expect all businessmen to release their client lists? Why did Romney lie about who he was working for in 1999?
10. Released, even though he didn't need to because y'all wouldn't shut up
11. Released, even though he didn't need to because y'all wouldn't shut up
12. So? Does anyone care about his baptism record? Really? He's publicly talked about his religion very often.
13. She voluntarily suspended her license since she wasn't going to keep using it. She can reactivate it at any time.
14. Disproven. Her staff is exactly the same size as that of Laura Bush.
15. Disproven. In fact this was a fairly blatent April Fool's Day hoax.
16. Disproven (many, many times). United States citizens could travel to Pakistan freely in 1981.


I particularly liked "Well, he got the Communists' endorsement!". at the bottom. I suppose we should judge everyone by which crazy groups endorse them, hm? Oh wait, that might turn out badly for Republicans.
 
2012-08-03 06:54:50 PM

Zasteva: /Romney is over 1,000 X richer than the averag American, so he must work at least 1,000 X harder, right?


The median net worth in the US is somewhere around $75-80k per family.

Mitt Romney's family has a net worth of about $200-250 million.

So what you meant to say is that he must work 2500x to 3300x harder.

You work an 8-hour work day? Mitt works 24,000 hours a day! Because he is a robot who does not require sleep, also there are a thousand mechanized clones of him.
 
2012-08-03 09:12:03 PM
^f Libor

really no one?

as for me I wonder if there is a connection in the tax returns to the Libor scandal?

quite frankly he runs in the circle of people who are wrapped up in it. his London fund raiser dinner was chaired by a guy who stepped down cause he's at the center of it.
 
2012-08-03 09:30:56 PM

Brick-House: [i47.tinypic.com image 600x338]

Obama's transparency...


I know numbers 13, 14 and 15 are b.s., so I'm not going to bother looking up the others to refute them.

Why are Obama and his wife's law licenses "suspended?" Because they asked the bar association to do so since they weren't going to practicing law for at least four years. It's something lawyers do to maintain their status during a hiatus without having to retake the exam.

If all the other conspiracy b.s. has as much behind it as that one, then our conservative friends are playing a pretty weak hand.
 
2012-08-03 09:32:19 PM
Thank you LordJiro for doing the hard work. Fighting stupid is such a difficult job because stupid people are better at it, and they drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
 
2012-08-03 09:33:49 PM
"Judge me by the enemies I have made."
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt
 
2012-08-03 09:48:29 PM

GoodScout: Thank you LordJiro for doing the hard work. Fighting stupid is such a difficult job because stupid people are better at it, and they drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.


Lord Dimwit refuted the bullshiat picture. I just snarked at the 'Supported by Communists' bit.
 
2012-08-03 09:57:01 PM

Brick-House: [i47.tinypic.com image 600x338]

Obama's transparency...


ha ha. Birfer.
 
2012-08-03 10:34:45 PM

Brick-House: mrshowrules: WombatControl: How interesting is it that there's not a single mention of the unemployment numbers on Fark today... guess a tweet by Fred Thompson or another horse-beating thread about Romney's taxes is more important than another month of 8%+ unemployment.

/ Obama 2012: Confuse. Inveigle. Obfuscate.

The U3 is important again? How come Conservatives only consider this indicator as important when it increases? Since Obama signed his first budget, the U3 has dropped from 10% to 8.3%.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 468x395]


So you are blaming Obama for an aging population also?
 
2012-08-03 10:50:37 PM
and the Senate hasn't passed a Budget since Apr 09.

unemploymentdata.com
 
2012-08-03 10:58:48 PM

Lord Dimwit: 16. Disproven (many, many times). United States citizens could travel to Pakistan freely in 1981


I went to Pakistan with the US Navy on board destroyer USS Lawrence DDG4 in 1982

What's the big deal about Pakistan?

/The hash was incredible
//Don't ask me how I know
//Get off my lawn now!
 
2012-08-03 11:03:22 PM

Brick-House: and the Senate hasn't passed a Budget since Apr 09.

[unemploymentdata.com image 850x617]


But the house has tried to repeal Obamacare 34 times in the same time frame.
And defunded women's health clinics

WHAR JOBS?
WHAR?
Still Waiting Republicans?

Don't be a jerk if you can avoid it
 
2012-08-03 11:53:01 PM

Paul Baumer: WombatControl: Romney isn't collecting cash to hoard it, he's collecting cash to unleash it on Obama in the fall when A:) he can start spending on the general election and B.) voters are actually paying attention to the race.

And say what, exactly?


WE SAID HE'S BLACK, DAMMIT!
 
2012-08-03 11:56:23 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Lord Dimwit: Now, Mitt won't release his tax returns - something that every Presidential candidate back to Mitt's father has done

Really? The guy who got 19% of the vote in 1992 released his tax returns? Wrong. The media didn't even care.
Kerry released his tax returns, but what a surprise, his wife didn't (as if Kerry didn't benefit from the income of his wife, yeah right).


Umm, George Romney =/ Ross Perot.

And the media did care. The Clintons were forced to release tax returns going back to 1977. Meanwhile, Perot was actually leading both Clinton and Bush in the polls at one point, and when the Clintons' tax returns showed no signs of Whitewater, the Democrats got a boost. Releasing tax returns under fire can be a winning move...unless there's something to hide.
 
2012-08-03 11:57:15 PM

X-boxershorts: Don't be a jerk if you can avoid it


I guess it's too late to give you that same advice.
 
2012-08-03 11:59:52 PM

common sense is an oxymoron: tenpoundsofcheese: Lord Dimwit: Now, Mitt won't release his tax returns - something that every Presidential candidate back to Mitt's father has done

Really? The guy who got 19% of the vote in 1992 released his tax returns? Wrong. The media didn't even care.
Kerry released his tax returns, but what a surprise, his wife didn't (as if Kerry didn't benefit from the income of his wife, yeah right).

Umm, George Romney =/ Ross Perot.

And the media did care. The Clintons were forced to release tax returns going back to 1977. Meanwhile, Perot was actually leading both Clinton and Bush in the polls at one point, and when the Clintons' tax returns showed no signs of Whitewater, the Democrats got a boost. Releasing tax returns under fire can be a winning move...unless there's something to hide.


Im just going to leave this here...

multimedia.heraldinteractive.com
 
2012-08-04 12:44:49 AM

Brick-House: common sense is an oxymoron: tenpoundsofcheese: Lord Dimwit: Now, Mitt won't release his tax returns - something that every Presidential candidate back to Mitt's father has done

Really? The guy who got 19% of the vote in 1992 released his tax returns? Wrong. The media didn't even care.
Kerry released his tax returns, but what a surprise, his wife didn't (as if Kerry didn't benefit from the income of his wife, yeah right).

Umm, George Romney =/ Ross Perot.

And the media did care. The Clintons were forced to release tax returns going back to 1977. Meanwhile, Perot was actually leading both Clinton and Bush in the polls at one point, and when the Clintons' tax returns showed no signs of Whitewater, the Democrats got a boost. Releasing tax returns under fire can be a winning move...unless there's something to hide.

Im just going to leave this here...

[multimedia.heraldinteractive.com image 315x275]


This isn't exactly being kept secret by the Kerrys, is it? People are free to draw their own conclusions regarding how serious a breach of ethics this might be.

And a few thou a year in registration fees is totally the same as ten years of unpaid federal income tax (or whatever it is he's refusing to reveal)...by a man claiming that onerous federal taxes are preventing people like him from "creating jobs." Agree or disagree?
 
2012-08-04 01:31:39 AM
Romney can't claim people like him pay too much in taxes while refusing to show what he's been paying in taxes.

Well he can, but he'll look stupid.

spin it however you like, he needs to put up his tax returns.
 
2012-08-04 02:00:54 AM

Brick-House: common sense is an oxymoron: tenpoundsofcheese: Lord Dimwit: Now, Mitt won't release his tax returns - something that every Presidential candidate back to Mitt's father has done

Really? The guy who got 19% of the vote in 1992 released his tax returns? Wrong. The media didn't even care.
Kerry released his tax returns, but what a surprise, his wife didn't (as if Kerry didn't benefit from the income of his wife, yeah right).

Umm, George Romney =/ Ross Perot.

And the media did care. The Clintons were forced to release tax returns going back to 1977. Meanwhile, Perot was actually leading both Clinton and Bush in the polls at one point, and when the Clintons' tax returns showed no signs of Whitewater, the Democrats got a boost. Releasing tax returns under fire can be a winning move...unless there's something to hide.

Im just going to leave this here...

[multimedia.heraldinteractive.com image 315x275]


Huh Huh..Durrrrrrrp

bigot
 
2012-08-04 02:14:27 AM

Brick-House: X-boxershorts: Don't be a jerk if you can avoid it

I guess it's too late to give you that same advice.


Yeah, yer already in Derptastic red. I save that for pure partisan brain dead followers.
 
2012-08-04 03:50:13 AM
Romney could easily clear this whole thing up. Just release his tax returns like Obama, Bush, McCain and the others have done. If you followed the law you got nothing to hide, right?
 
2012-08-04 03:54:11 AM

Kome: LordJiro: Corvus: OHHH OHHH!

Romney is farked if this story is true. Reid is one thing but a news source also saying it's true is going to make it 10 worse. And now Romney is on record saying it is untrue.

It's a nice trap. Romney can let the lie (if it is a lie) about him paying no taxes run rampant, OR he can release the tax returns. And he's made it clear that there's SOMETHING damaging in those returns...so either way, he's farked.

The 2008 McCain campaign have helped make that clear. If you look through his tax history and then say "Crap, we're going with Palin" you know there are skeletons in his closet that would make the Cryptkeeper do a double-take.


They went with Sarah because she looks better in a skirt than Mitt.
 
2012-08-04 09:12:19 AM

Gimmick: skullkrusher: he's released 2 years. Less than most, more than some since his father's campaign. 12 years of returns isn't anything resembling a tradition. As I said, I think BO is the only candidate since Romney the Elder to do so

Obama: 12 years of returns
W. Bush: 8 years of returns
Clinton: 8 years of returns
Bush: 3 years of returns
Reagan: 6 years of returns
Carter: 3 years of returns
Ford: provided a tax summary spanning ten years, but not the actual returns
Nixon 4 years of returns

Romney provided his full 2010 returns. He also provided part of his 2011 return, but not enough to paint a clear picture of his dealings for that year.

It is entirely fair to say that Romney is not being forthcoming when compared to all the presidents of my lifetime. That is fact.


Uh No. Not a fact. Romney produced an incomplete 2010 tax return and hasn't released 2011 yet. Don't call them facts when they are not facts. You calling them facts don't make them so. Wishing he was in a better position by saying, "He produced what you need to know" is not going to work.

Once again, he has not produced a complete tax return for even the last 2 years much less 10 years ago.

Take off the tinfoil.
 
2012-08-04 10:40:13 AM

Bucky Katt: They went with Sarah because she looks better in a skirt than Mitt.


i43.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-04 09:39:19 PM

Brick-House: Obummer


Do you honestly feel clever when you type things like this?
 
2012-08-04 11:25:22 PM

shower_in_my_socks: StanleyPuff: /Mitt's been too high profile for too long...


People are giving Mitt way too much credit over this "he's been running for Pres for so long - he can't be that stupid."

OF COURSE HE CAN BE THAT STUPID. He does not view the world the way we do. He is a filthy rich guy surrounded his entire life by other filthy rich people. To them, hiding money away in off-shore tax havens, exploiting loopholes, etc. -- it's all standard operating procedure. And (probably) none of it's illegal.

The guy is also likely an extreme narcissist -- if you've never dealt with one of those - a REAL one - it's a trip. Nothing they do is ever wrong. To him, not paying taxes for 10 years would be a WIN on such an extreme level that how could it be perceived as wrong? Him and all his buddies are high-fiving over how wonderful they are at getting richer and paying as little as possible back into the system.

In short, I don't think Rmoney is capable of comprehending that this could be as big of a problem for him as it's proving to be.


I think it is a fair assessment that Romney is a narcissist, but aren't most politicians?
I don't have a problem with people exploiting the tax code to their benefit if it is legal. I wouldn't care about Romney's offshore accounts any more than Kerry buying a yacht and storing it out of state for tax reasons if it is legal.
It's when someone talks about paying their "fair share" and then dodges taxes, when I throw the red flag.
The problem with high level politicians is that by being at the national level, they all are narcissitic. Keep it legal and I'm cool. Change the code if you don't like the way they operate.
 
2012-08-04 11:33:43 PM

shower_in_my_socks: StanleyPuff: /Mitt's been too high profile for too long...


People are giving Mitt way too much credit over this "he's been running for Pres for so long - he can't be that stupid."

OF COURSE HE CAN BE THAT STUPID. He does not view the world the way we do. He is a filthy rich guy surrounded his entire life by other filthy rich people. To them, hiding money away in off-shore tax havens, exploiting loopholes, etc. -- it's all standard operating procedure. And (probably) none of it's illegal.

The guy is also likely an extreme narcissist -- if you've never dealt with one of those - a REAL one - it's a trip. Nothing they do is ever wrong. To him, not paying taxes for 10 years would be a WIN on such an extreme level that how could it be perceived as wrong? Him and all his buddies are high-fiving over how wonderful they are at getting richer and paying as little as possible back into the system.

In short, I don't think Rmoney is capable of comprehending that this could be as big of a problem for him as it's proving to be.


Oh, wait. You said Rmoney. I guess I should classify you with that Cheese guy and his 0bama business.

O.k...I admit that I responded to a troll. Dammit!

5/10
 
2012-08-05 06:41:52 AM

shower_in_my_socks: StanleyPuff: /Mitt's been too high profile for too long...


People are giving Mitt way too much credit over this "he's been running for Pres for so long - he can't be that stupid."

OF COURSE HE CAN BE THAT STUPID. He does not view the world the way we do. He is a filthy rich guy surrounded his entire life by other filthy rich people. To them, hiding money away in off-shore tax havens, exploiting loopholes, etc. -- it's all standard operating procedure. And (probably) none of it's illegal.

The guy is also likely an extreme narcissist -- if you've never dealt with one of those - a REAL one - it's a trip. Nothing they do is ever wrong. To him, not paying taxes for 10 years would be a WIN on such an extreme level that how could it be perceived as wrong? Him and all his buddies are high-fiving over how wonderful they are at getting richer and paying as little as possible back into the system.

In short, I don't think Rmoney is capable of comprehending that this could be as big of a problem for him as it's proving to be.


Dude, stop trying to be the trollish asshole of the politics tab. That's my job.

/and i'm a lot better at it.
/the asshole part
 
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