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(Yahoo)   Judge rules that Tea Party founder owes hotel $750,000 for the "Tea Party Convention" he threw that nobody bothered to show up for. Insult to injury: the hotel is owned by chief Romney money man Sheldon Adelson   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 84
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2012-08-10 11:13:50 AM
Sounds like he could have used a community organizer.
 
2012-08-10 11:26:50 AM
Amusing? Really? A judge saying that a business deal should be honored is amusing?

This is what hilarity is for the left?
 
2012-08-10 11:28:54 AM
Don't run a convention without understanding your hotel contract backwards and forwards. Of course, if no one shows up, you're still screwed so you need to know when you can pull out without losing your shirt. Guy should have learned how to run a smaller con before trying to book a couple thousand people in Vegas.
 
2012-08-10 11:35:18 AM

cman: Amusing? Really? A judge saying that a business deal should be honored is amusing?

This is what hilarity is for the left?


Uh, the hilarity is that Judson Phillips is a Tea Partier, and the hotel he stiffed is owned by Sheldon Adelson, a huge Republican donor.

I understand that sometimes nuance is difficult to grasp for you, but this one's not even that difficult.
 
2012-08-10 11:37:33 AM
Oh and the other hilarious part is that Phillips booked a hotel for 2,000 people for a Tea Party Convention and nobody showed up.
 
2012-08-10 11:39:11 AM

cameroncrazy1984: cman: Amusing? Really? A judge saying that a business deal should be honored is amusing?

This is what hilarity is for the left?

Uh, the hilarity is that Judson Phillips is a Tea Partier, and the hotel he stiffed is owned by Sheldon Adelson, a huge Republican donor.

I understand that sometimes nuance is difficult to grasp for you, but this one's not even that difficult.


No, that is not difficult to grasp. Adelson is a businessman who *GASPS* is in it to make money. How is that funny?
 
2012-08-10 11:43:38 AM

cman: No, that is not difficult to grasp. Adelson is a businessman who *GASPS* is in it to make money. How is that funny?


It's funny because the only reason Phillips owes money is because nobody showed up to his "massive" Tea Party convention.

You should look up "schadenfreude" sometime. It can be quite fun.
 
2012-08-10 11:45:25 AM

cman: cameroncrazy1984: cman: Amusing? Really? A judge saying that a business deal should be honored is amusing?

This is what hilarity is for the left?

Uh, the hilarity is that Judson Phillips is a Tea Partier, and the hotel he stiffed is owned by Sheldon Adelson, a huge Republican donor.

I understand that sometimes nuance is difficult to grasp for you, but this one's not even that difficult.

No, that is not difficult to grasp. Adelson is a businessman who *GASPS* is in it to make money. How is that funny?


Look, man. If we have to explain every joke to you, it's going to really ruin the magic.
 
2012-08-10 11:45:58 AM

cameroncrazy1984: cman: No, that is not difficult to grasp. Adelson is a businessman who *GASPS* is in it to make money. How is that funny?

It's funny because the only reason Phillips owes money is because nobody showed up to his "massive" Tea Party convention.

You should look up "schadenfreude" sometime. It can be quite fun.


Did you read the article or did you only read the headline? The convention was cancelled weeks in advance, not because no one showed up as you and the headline speak.
 
2012-08-10 11:48:05 AM

cman: cameroncrazy1984: cman: No, that is not difficult to grasp. Adelson is a businessman who *GASPS* is in it to make money. How is that funny?

It's funny because the only reason Phillips owes money is because nobody showed up to his "massive" Tea Party convention.

You should look up "schadenfreude" sometime. It can be quite fun.

Did you read the article or did you only read the headline? The convention was cancelled weeks in advance due to attendance issues, not because no one showed up as you and the headline speak. The convention never happened at all.


Didnt like how I wrote tham. Fixt with more info
 
2012-08-10 11:48:47 AM

cman: Did you read the article or did you only read the headline? The convention was cancelled weeks in advance, not because no one showed up as you and the headline speak.


Why would you cancel a convention if enough people were planning to show up?
 
2012-08-10 11:50:15 AM
By the way, this is the first farking paragraph of the article:

A judge has ordered Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips to pay a six-figure hotel bill for a large number of rooms he booked for a tea party rally, which he later cancelled when the event failed to draw enough attendees.
 
2012-08-10 11:50:44 AM

cameroncrazy1984: cman: No, that is not difficult to grasp. Adelson is a businessman who *GASPS* is in it to make money. How is that funny?

It's funny because the only reason Phillips owes money is because nobody showed up to his "massive" Tea Party convention.

You should look up "schadenfreude" sometime. It can be quite fun.


Your target of schaudenfreude is really low.
 
2012-08-10 11:52:33 AM

GAT_00: cameroncrazy1984: cman: No, that is not difficult to grasp. Adelson is a businessman who *GASPS* is in it to make money. How is that funny?

It's funny because the only reason Phillips owes money is because nobody showed up to his "massive" Tea Party convention.

You should look up "schadenfreude" sometime. It can be quite fun.

Your target of schaudenfreude is really low.


I don't get as much of a buzz off Romney anymore since he's providing it every week, so I'm forced to look to other sources.
 
2012-08-10 11:54:28 AM
What is it with conservatives and paying their bills?

/this is getting to be a freakin trend
 
2012-08-10 11:59:11 AM
Imagine if George Soros owned the hotel in question. Oh my lord.
 
2012-08-10 12:20:37 PM

Lando Lincoln: Imagine if George Soros owned the hotel in question. Oh my lord.


According to Mister Glenn of Beck George Soros owns everything including the soul of you!
 
2012-08-10 12:22:08 PM
Typical looter feeling "entitled" to the hard work of the businessman.
 
2012-08-10 12:32:48 PM

cman: Amusing? Really? A judge saying that a business deal should be honored is amusing?

This is what hilarity is for the left?


No, a group of bootstrappy Real Americans biatching about fiscal irresponsibility then running out on a bill is hilarious - but completely unsurprising with these clowns.

cman: Adelson is a businessman who *GASPS* is in it to make money. How is that funny?


It's not. It's sad. A dude his age with that kind of money should be hanging out on a beach somewhere, or spending time with his family. But I guess being a hard-ass plutocrat/string-puller gives him a chubby or something.

I'll never understand it...
 
2012-08-10 12:34:26 PM
A judge has ordered Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips to pay a six-figure hotel bill for a large number of rooms he booked for a tea party rally

Couldn't happen to a more deserving guy.

Hmmm, maybe this is why he wants Donald Trump to speak at the Republican convention? Perhaps Trump will book the rooms this time.
 
2012-08-10 12:37:26 PM

cman: Amusing? Really? A judge saying that a business deal should be honored is amusing?

This is what hilarity is for the left?


The hilarity is the party of personal responsibility not having any. It's not surprising. Just amusing.
 
2012-08-10 12:37:45 PM

Lumpmoose: Don't run a convention without understanding your hotel contract backwards and forwards


Added bonus: Judson Phillips is a lawyer.
 
2012-08-10 12:39:14 PM
Tea Party Nation organized the National Tea Party Convention held February 4-6, 2010.[6] Around 600 activists attended the event,[7] and Sarah Palin was featured as the keynote speaker. The event was criticized for its $549 ticket price,[8][9][10][11] as well as the fact that Palin was apparently paid $100,000 USD for her appearance.[12] Palin has said she will donate the fee to unspecified conservative causes.[13]
Several prominent conservative organizations refused to participate in the event due to its for-profit nature. The Tea Party Patriots advised members not to participate in December 2009.[14] Erick Erickson of the conservative blog RedState.com described the convention as "scammy" on January 11.[15] The American Liberty Alliance (ALA), initially a co-sponsor, withdrew its support on January 13.[16] Later in January, Michele Bachmann and Marsha Blackburn cancelled their plans to speak.[17]
 
2012-08-10 12:39:51 PM
Maybe he can build a theme park next. Depicting how the Founding Fathers rode T-Rexes into Boston harbor. Ringin' their bells an' shootin' their guns an' warnin' them redcoats. Y'all vamoose outta here!

Herp if by land, derp if by sea.
 
2012-08-10 12:40:22 PM
personal responsibility means you need the government to force you to pay your bills.
 
2012-08-10 12:42:12 PM

cman: Amusing? Really? A judge saying that a business deal should be honored is amusing?

This is what hilarity is for the left?


Amusing != hilarity.

Follow the bouncing ball:

The Tea Party is about lowering taxes and fiscal responsibility (so they say, not my words)
The Tea Party claims that it is made up of all walks and it's not just a small segment of the population (their words, paraphrased)
Sheldon Adelson is a right-wing supporter, including giving millions of dollars to get right-wing candidates elected to office
The Republican Party claims to be the party of personal responsibility (their words, not mine)

So, when a Tea Party leader skips out on a six (nearly seven) figure bill caused by lack of attendance, the amusing part is all of those things added together.

Is it hilarious? No.

Is it amusing? Mildly.

Is it interesting? Not really, given how often consistently things like this happen.
 
2012-08-10 12:45:36 PM

impaler: Tea Party Nation organized the National Tea Party Convention held February 4-6, 2010.[6] Around 600 activists attended the event,[7] and Sarah Palin was featured as the keynote speaker. The event was criticized for its $549 ticket price,[8][9][10][11] as well as the fact that Palin was apparently paid $100,000 USD for her appearance.[12] Palin has said she will donate the fee to unspecified conservative causes.[13]
Several prominent conservative organizations refused to participate in the event due to its for-profit nature. The Tea Party Patriots advised members not to participate in December 2009.[14] Erick Erickson of the conservative blog RedState.com described the convention as "scammy" on January 11.[15] The American Liberty Alliance (ALA), initially a co-sponsor, withdrew its support on January 13.[16] Later in January, Michele Bachmann and Marsha Blackburn cancelled their plans to speak.[17]


Good to see Palin had the self respect to not whore herself out for $100 grand from a for-profit scheme.

Oh wait . . .
 
2012-08-10 12:45:36 PM

cman: Amusing? Really? A judge saying that a business deal should be honored is amusing?


A guy who ends up $750k in the hole for a convention he didn't have that was supposed to promote fiscal responsibility is pretty funny. Do you not see the irony in a guy spending that kind of dough on nothing promoting responsible spending?
 
2012-08-10 12:48:05 PM

thurstonxhowell: cman: Amusing? Really? A judge saying that a business deal should be honored is amusing?

A guy who ends up $750k in the hole for a convention he didn't have that was supposed to promote fiscal responsibility is pretty funny. Do you not see the irony in a guy spending that kind of dough on nothing promoting responsible spending?


Should've held it at Circus, Circus. Much cheaper and a much more appropriate venue for the Tea Party.
 
2012-08-10 12:49:54 PM
Not surprising to me. I have personally had dealings with two Tea Party idiots - one is a deadbeat Dad who owes one of my girlfriends over 8 grand in child support, but can buy a friggin pontoon boat. The other I used as a subcontractor on a job, took his 50% up front, made a mess of the job in two days and just walked - threatened to shoot me if I ever called him again.

Let's have a Tea Party convention in one of those FEMA camps they're always blathering about.
 
2012-08-10 12:51:58 PM

thurstonxhowell: cman: Amusing? Really? A judge saying that a business deal should be honored is amusing?

A guy who ends up $750k in the hole for a convention he didn't have that was supposed to promote fiscal responsibility is pretty funny. Do you not see the irony in a guy spending that kind of dough on nothing promoting responsible spending?


He sees it, he's just being intentionally obtuse.

I give him 6/10, as there were some bites.
 
2012-08-10 12:53:37 PM

impaler: .[12] Palin has said she will donate the fee to unspecified conservative causes.


I'm guessing those "unspecified causes" include the Todd Palin Milwaukee's Best & Skoal Fund, the Bristol Palin Plastic Surgery Conservancy, People For Grinding Levi into Husky Chow and the Mama Grizzly For Christ's Sake Pull Those Spanx Tighter Before I Go On Stage Coalition.
 
2012-08-10 12:54:14 PM
Declaration of conspiracy by a liberal plant in 3....2....
 
2012-08-10 12:56:40 PM

Captain_Ballbeard: Not surprising to me. I have personally had dealings with two Tea Party idiots - one is a deadbeat Dad who owes one of my girlfriends over 8 grand in child support, but can buy a friggin pontoon boat. The other I used as a subcontractor on a job, took his 50% up front, made a mess of the job in two days and just walked - threatened to shoot me if I ever called him again.

Let's have a Tea Party convention in one of those FEMA camps they're always blathering about.


I personally know four tea partiers, as far as I know

Two are on disability
One was born wealthy. Inherited a radio station.
And the other lives off his wife's trust fund

Seriously.
 
2012-08-10 12:57:05 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: impaler: .[12] Palin has said she will donate the fee to unspecified conservative causes.

I'm guessing those "unspecified causes" include the Todd Palin Milwaukee's Best & Skoal Fund, the Bristol Palin Plastic Surgery Conservancy, People For Grinding Levi into Husky Chow and the Mama Grizzly For Christ's Sake Pull Those Spanx Tighter Before I Go On Stage Coalition.


You forgot the Trig and Flapdoodle Pocket Pool Research Institute.
 
2012-08-10 01:00:12 PM
I'm under the impression that the Tea Party is just small fringe movement lead by people that take "contributions" from right-wing republican supporters under the ruse to pass horribly anti-social and billionaire friendly legislation.

Then again, Americans are dog shiat stupid.
 
2012-08-10 01:00:33 PM
cman: Amusing? Really? A judge saying that a business deal should be honored is amusing? This is what hilarity is for the left?

Oh, go clutch your pearls someplace where they don't know your routine, cman. The "Amusing" tag is most likely in reference to the tri-corner-hat wearin', boot-strappin', fiscally-conservative Tea Party reneging (once again) on an agreed-upon business transaction.

But good luck at turning this into an "Oh my god, look what those crazy liberals are amused by" thread. You'll need it.
 
2012-08-10 01:00:59 PM
Even if this all worked out for him, that comes to a bit over $450 per room per night. For a bulk purchase.

You certainly can't say Sheldon Adelson does a bad job of fleecing these Tea Party rubes.
 
2012-08-10 01:01:26 PM

cman: cameroncrazy1984: cman: Amusing? Really? A judge saying that a business deal should be honored is amusing?

This is what hilarity is for the left?

Uh, the hilarity is that Judson Phillips is a Tea Partier, and the hotel he stiffed is owned by Sheldon Adelson, a huge Republican donor.

I understand that sometimes nuance is difficult to grasp for you, but this one's not even that difficult.

No, that is not difficult to grasp. Adelson is a businessman who *GASPS* is in it to make money. How is that funny?


You know how I can tell you're not very smart?
 
2012-08-10 01:07:08 PM
Man, these Teabaggers just ooze fiscal responsibility...
 
2012-08-10 01:07:14 PM
Tea Party fails to adhere to its own values?

Color me shocked.
 
2012-08-10 01:08:00 PM

cameroncrazy1984: cman: No, that is not difficult to grasp. Adelson is a businessman who *GASPS* is in it to make money. How is that funny?

It's funny because the only reason Phillips owes money is because nobody showed up to his "massive" Tea Party convention.

You should look up "schadenfreude" sometime. It can be quite fun.


I actually did look this up just now, thanks!
 
2012-08-10 01:08:31 PM

Goodfella: cman: cameroncrazy1984: cman: Amusing? Really? A judge saying that a business deal should be honored is amusing?

This is what hilarity is for the left?

Uh, the hilarity is that Judson Phillips is a Tea Partier, and the hotel he stiffed is owned by Sheldon Adelson, a huge Republican donor.

I understand that sometimes nuance is difficult to grasp for you, but this one's not even that difficult.

No, that is not difficult to grasp. Adelson is a businessman who *GASPS* is in it to make money. How is that funny?

You know how I can tell you're not very smart?


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2012-08-10 01:09:31 PM

cameroncrazy1984: cman: No, that is not difficult to grasp. Adelson is a businessman who *GASPS* is in it to make money. How is that funny?

It's funny because the only reason Phillips owes money is because nobody showed up to his "massive" Tea Party convention.

You should look up "schadenfreude" sometime. It can be quite fun.


Also Judson Phillips is part of a movement that alleges that the left does not understand business, or how to make money, or honor. He's basically acting like the straw man that he accuses everyone to the left of him of being.

Of course even a lot of Tea Party folks realized Phillips was just a grifter a long time ago. Hence his attendance problem.
 
2012-08-10 01:09:44 PM

cman: Amusing? Really? A judge saying that a business deal should be honored is amusing?

This is what hilarity is for the left?


It's called schadenfreude, and when you're on the right side of it....it is just the best. THE BEST, JERRY!
 
2012-08-10 01:13:41 PM
to be fair, if that hotel had personal responsibility it wouldn't have gotten into this situation!
 
2012-08-10 01:15:58 PM

BSABSVR: cameroncrazy1984: cman: No, that is not difficult to grasp. Adelson is a businessman who *GASPS* is in it to make money. How is that funny?

It's funny because the only reason Phillips owes money is because nobody showed up to his "massive" Tea Party convention.

You should look up "schadenfreude" sometime. It can be quite fun.

Also Judson Phillips is part of a movement that alleges that the left does not understand business, or how to make money, or honor. He's basically acting like the straw man that he accuses everyone to the left of him of being.

Of course even a lot of Tea Party folks realized Phillips was just a grifter a long time ago. Hence his attendance problem.


It's amusing to see the people who cry about fiscal responsibility the loudest are the ones who run up the highest debts and then argue to ignore them.
 
2012-08-10 01:16:17 PM
Judge rules that Tea Party founder owes hotel $750,000 for the "Tea Party Convention" he threw that nobody bothered to show up for. Insult to injury: the hotel is owned by chief Romney money man Sheldon Adelson

That has to be one lame tribe.
 
2012-08-10 01:16:58 PM

Lumpmoose: Don't run a convention without understanding your hotel contract backwards and forwards. Of course, if no one shows up, you're still screwed so you need to know when you can pull out without losing your shirt. Guy should have learned how to run a smaller con before trying to book a couple thousand people in Vegas.


At the Venetian no less! Were Imperial Palace and Circus Circus sold out? Know your audience.
 
2012-08-10 01:17:09 PM

cman: Amusing? Really? A judge saying that a business deal should be honored is amusing?

This is what hilarity is for the left?


You ARE the left, cman!
 
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