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(CNN)   "There are moments in some of Romney's speeches in which he comes across like the guy who doesn't wave when you let him into traffic, because in his mind, he was able to merge on his own"   (cnn.com) divider line 142
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2012-08-14 01:46:55 PM
There are moments in some of Romney's speeches in which he comes across like the guy who doesn't wave when you let him into traffic, because in his mind, he was able to merge on his own.

usually - those are the people who can't figure out how to f*cking merge with traffic and end up sitting at the end of the on ramp, looking mad as hell and getting REALLY pissed off that nobody let 'em onto the road.

Mitt Romney is that guy. the one who can't or won't merge with traffic until the very last possible moment...and then gets pissed off because he's stuck in traffic until someone takes mercy on his dumb ass.
 
2012-08-14 02:12:01 PM
You know how sometimes there's a bottle neck when a lane is about to close? And there are clearly marked signs saying "LEFT LANE ENDING IN 100 FEET"?

Romney seems like that guy who speeds past people the two lanes of people who have merged, and then gets made when no one lets him in when the lane ends.
 
2012-08-14 02:13:55 PM

what_now: Romney seems like that guy who speeds past people the two lanes of people who have merged, and then gets made when no one lets him in when the lane ends.


It's fun to flash them a smarmy as f*ck smile.
 
2012-08-14 02:16:30 PM
You mean a self-centered entitled disconnected asshole comes across as a self-centered entitled disconnected asshole?

/color me shocked
 
2012-08-14 02:23:17 PM
FTFA: For a sex scandal-free politician, that's got to be a bit perplexing.

I think I know how R'Money can fix his likability problem....
 
2012-08-14 02:30:02 PM
lol thats a good description of Rmoney.
 
2012-08-14 02:30:59 PM
We're talking about his driver, right?
 
2012-08-14 02:31:18 PM

xanadian: FTFA: For a sex scandal-free politician, that's got to be a bit perplexing.

I think I know how R'Money can fix his likability problem....


Whenever I see that spelling I always think of Pern. R'Money, rider of bronze Derpeth.
 
2012-08-14 02:31:21 PM
I dunno, he seems like he'd be fun to sit around with, throwing back some cold brews and smoking big, stinky cigars.
 
2012-08-14 02:31:26 PM
Rmoney seems more like the kind of guy who gets into the exit lane from the far left lane about 50 feet from the exit without signalling and gets upset when people honk their horns, flash their high beams and flip birds at him.
 
2012-08-14 02:31:26 PM

Weaver95: usually - those are the people who can't figure out how to f*cking merge with traffic and end up sitting at the end of the on ramp, looking mad as hell and getting REALLY pissed off that nobody let 'em onto the road.


Jesus Christ, I was thinking this, almost verbatim, before coming into TFT.
 
2012-08-14 02:33:20 PM
Gonna steal this from a different thread, because I think it describe Mitt's view of the world quite well.

You have one group of people who know the Konami code. They use it at the beginning of the game to get 30 lives. They often beat the game because they have so many chances to keep going. If they fail a few times, they have plenty of resources to keep fighting the boss and reach the next level.

You have another group of people who don't have the Konami code. Or, worse yet, they get punished for entering the Konami code. They get 3 lives and can't continue. If they screw up a few times, they're done. They can't go back. They can't keep going. Very good or lucky players can beat the game with those 3 lives, but the vast majority of both the people in this group and the people in the group who get 30 lives can't. They are the exception.

The people in the former group say that Contra is easy because they can get far and often beat the game, and they point at the few people in the latter group who manage to do it too as proof. That doesn't make Contra actually easy. it only means that one group of people get a great opportunity and tons of extra lives, and a few members of the other group of people are skilled and lucky enough to get as far.
 
2012-08-14 02:34:47 PM
Romney is the guy who doesn't clear off his own table at a fast food restaurant because he thinks the $5 he paid for the extra value meal was enough for someone else to clean up after him.
 
2012-08-14 02:34:55 PM
Is Romney the asshole who waits until the very last 10 feet to merge, when its been obvious for a mile that his lane was ending?
 
2012-08-14 02:35:00 PM
Wait, you're telling me a gay, black journalist doesn't like the Republican nominee? Does he think Romney's gonna put him in chains?
 
2012-08-14 02:35:03 PM
He seems like the type of guy that would be upset when he can't fit his extra-wide super-hummer down a back alley shortcut in Paris
 
2012-08-14 02:35:46 PM

what_now: You know how sometimes there's a bottle neck when a lane is about to close? And there are clearly marked signs saying "LEFT LANE ENDING IN 100 FEET"?

Romney seems like that guy who speeds past people the two lanes of people who have merged, and then gets made when no one lets him in when the lane ends.


So you're saying he drives a BMW?
 
2012-08-14 02:36:15 PM
Why America doesn't like Mitt Romney

Cause of the GOP Platform?
 
2012-08-14 02:36:33 PM

Cat Food Sandwiches: Wait, you're telling me a gay, black journalist doesn't like the Republican nominee? Does he think Romney's gonna put him in chains?


How dare they offer their opinions on a fine man like Mitt Romney! When will those people stop being so uppity?
 
2012-08-14 02:37:22 PM
Mitt's more the guy who, when you're merging on to the highway, trying to get up to speed, accelerates to get in front of you rather than just slowing down or moving into the empty lane, despite the fact that your lane ends very shortly.
 
2012-08-14 02:38:38 PM
It has been a long time (about 25 year or so) since I read this book, but I remember the first few paragraph was all about merging into an LA freeway...
www.bookfever.com
 
2012-08-14 02:38:51 PM

palelizard: Mitt's more the guy who, when you're merging on to the highway, trying to get up to speed, accelerates to get in front of you rather than just slowing down or moving into the empty lane, despite the fact that your lane ends very shortly.


dont' you just love those people? and most of them seem to be driving gas guzzling SUVs or those big ford F150 pickup trucks.
 
2012-08-14 02:39:14 PM
Romney's going to read this demand to be told what "merging" is as soon as Porterhouse finishes the fourth coat of Simonize on the Dusenberg.
 
2012-08-14 02:39:37 PM

Cat Food Sandwiches: Wait, you're telling me a gay, black journalist doesn't like the Republican nominee? Does he think Romney's gonna put him in chains?


picking up on your sarcasm...

I don't get it though.
Why do you think being black and/or gay makes someone more likely to dislike Romney?
 
2012-08-14 02:40:15 PM

Aarontology: what_now: Romney seems like that guy who speeds past people the two lanes of people who have merged, and then gets made when no one lets him in when the lane ends.

It's fun to flash them a smarmy as f*ck smile.


You know, especially in larger cities, there's times when behaving like a dick when merging is the only way to go. There are two kinds of people in long merging lines:

1. Those that know the hidden rules of the road and wait until 100-500 feet to merge, finding that lucky gap that always seems to open up.
2. Those that don't know, or think it's rude, and end up stuck in stop&go traffic for an hour.

Don't take it personally. Some people just have places to go.

/Of course, I'm religious about my turn signals and yes I do wave at people who stop for me at 3-way intersections
//wait, was I supposed to talk about RMoney?
 
2012-08-14 02:40:39 PM
Here is a question: who tips less, Romney or Obama?
 
2012-08-14 02:41:05 PM
No person is an island, but the more we all strive to be islands, the better off we all are.
 
2012-08-14 02:41:09 PM
So, Mitt is a late merger like one is supposed to be? Bad analogy, really. Mitt seems like the kind of guy who will ride your ass to pass you and then slow down once he has.
 
2012-08-14 02:41:48 PM
More like the guy who cuts you off and then thinks he succeeded in driving well on his own
 
2012-08-14 02:42:27 PM

what_now: You know how sometimes there's a bottle neck when a lane is about to close? And there are clearly marked signs saying "LEFT LANE ENDING IN 100 FEET"?

Romney seems like that guy who speeds past people the two lanes of people who have merged, and then gets made when no one lets him in when the lane ends.


Actually, the bottlenecks would move much more smoothly if everyone merged where the lane ends. Merging earlier tends to make things worse for everyone.
 
hej
2012-08-14 02:42:30 PM
I don't wave when people let me in because it seems silly to give people special thanks for not being deliberate assholes. And I don't expect anybody to wave when I let them merge either.
 
2012-08-14 02:42:50 PM

joonyer: No person is an island,


Some people come close

themoderatevoice.com
 
2012-08-14 02:43:02 PM
But what if the dog strapped to his roof waves a paw at you? Do we like him then?
 
2012-08-14 02:44:09 PM
Rmoney is the guy that goes flying by you on the highway and while you are doing the speed limit there he is sitting at the red light and you just idle up behind him and when the light turns green he hits the gas and he does the same thing at the next intersection.
 
2012-08-14 02:44:19 PM
Mitt flies in private jets above the rest of us ants, so your analogy sucks.
 
2012-08-14 02:44:45 PM
Mitt is the guy that passes you and then slams on the brakes to make a right turn, and doesn't understand why you honked the horn and gave him the finger.
 
2012-08-14 02:44:50 PM
All of you saying Romney is the type who runs to the end of the merge lane then tries to cut in are full of shiat: that's his driver.
 
2012-08-14 02:45:02 PM

what_now: You know how sometimes there's a bottle neck when a lane is about to close? And there are clearly marked signs saying "LEFT LANE ENDING IN 100 FEET"?

Romney seems like that guy who speeds past people the two lanes of people who have merged, and then gets made when no one lets him in when the lane ends.


To be fair, optimal traffic management would suggest that, in stop-and-go traffic*, everybody should proceed all the way to the point that their lane ends before attempting to merge. If you're trying to merge with half a mile to go, you're leaving a half mile of pavement unused and stopping everyone behind you in your lane from proceeding to make use of that empty lane. And you're inconveniencing yourself, since after you merge, the people behind you will proceed to the end of the lane -- getting ahead of you -- and then merge in front of you. If you wait until the lane actually ends before merging, everyone on the highway preserves their positions relative to each other and the backup of traffic is kept to the minimum possible length.

(*For rolling slowdowns, where it is possible to merge smoothly, albeit at a lower speed than normal travel, you'll want to time your merge so that you complete it just as the lane you were in ends.)
 
2012-08-14 02:45:16 PM
He's the type of guy that would make a $10,000 bet. A guy who is not concerned about the very poor. A guy who would insult an Olympic hosting country. He tells people he had a secret meeting and he likes being able to fire people. Thinks corporations are people but he is not a business.

why make up analogies when the guy sucks in plain sight?
 
2012-08-14 02:46:00 PM

joonyer: No person is an island, but the more we all strive to be islands, the better off we all are.


encrypted-tbn0.google.com

Art Garfunkel got where he is without any help from anyone.
 
2012-08-14 02:47:06 PM
Romney seems like the type of guy who would rather strap his dog to the roof of his car rather than let him ride inside with the rest of the family like a civilized person would.
 
2012-08-14 02:47:19 PM
Mitt Romney tailgates motorcyclists.
 
2012-08-14 02:47:28 PM
He strikes me as the kind of guy who has his secretary call the city and demand a police escort, screams at the top of his lungs in the background until someone relents out of pity for his secretary, ruins everyone's day by stopping traffic, smiles coontily when passing everyone in a limo behind two cop cars, then fires the police department after forcing them to train a bunch of cops in Shenzen.
 
2012-08-14 02:48:48 PM

unexplained bacon: Cat Food Sandwiches: Wait, you're telling me a gay, black journalist doesn't like the Republican nominee? Does he think Romney's gonna put him in chains?

picking up on your sarcasm...

I don't get it though.
Why do you think being black and/or gay makes someone more likely to dislike Romney?


Because he is a Republican and Republicans have a reputation of being racist and homophobic.
 
2012-08-14 02:48:57 PM

Cat Food Sandwiches: Wait, you're telling me a gay, black journalist doesn't like the Republican nominee? Does he think Romney's gonna put him in chains?


So is this the part I get to accuse you of being racist for seeing race when no one including the author brought up anything about race?

/I get it. Your white...or whatever.
 
2012-08-14 02:49:12 PM

vernonFL: joonyer: No person is an island, but the more we all strive to be islands, the better off we all are.

[encrypted-tbn0.google.com image 223x226]

Art Garfunkel got where he is without any help from anyone.


www.celebrityvalues.com
I am the Rock
 
2012-08-14 02:49:27 PM
Mitt Romney drives 70 mph on the highway on a donut spare.
 
2012-08-14 02:50:03 PM

Weaver95: dont' you just love those people? and most of them seem to be driving gas guzzling SUVs or those big ford F150 pickup trucks.


Exactly. Nothing matters quite so much as maneuvering their land behemoth just ahead of you. Them and those jerks who speed up and pass you while you're slowing for a red light.

They make me want a monster truck. Then I think, "No, palelizard, you don't want to crush them with a monster truck, there's got to be a better way." I smile, and think "Yeah, you're right, you want to crush them with a fire-breathing six-wheeled moon buggy with monster truck tires and spikes coming out of the axles!"
 
2012-08-14 02:50:45 PM

vernonFL: Is Romney the asshole who waits until the very last 10 feet to merge, when its been obvious for a mile that his lane was ending?


That's what you're supposed to do; alternating one car from each lane at the point where the lane ends. Getting over early is simply a waste of perfectly good road and only serves to exacerbate traffic. That, of course, is assuming there's heavy traffic.
 
2012-08-14 02:51:44 PM

All2morrowsparTs: Cat Food Sandwiches: Wait, you're telling me a gay, black journalist doesn't like the Republican nominee? Does he think Romney's gonna put him in chains?

So is this the part I get to accuse you of being racist for seeing race when no one including the author brought up anything about race?

/I get it. Your white...or whatever.


You're telling me that you haven't noticed a lack of support for Republicans by minorities? I wouldn't expect this guy to support Romney and I'm sure as heck am not surprised that he doesn't.
 
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