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(Politico)   You're a member of Congress visiting Israel. Do you: A) Visit the Wailing Wall? B) Discuss invading Iran? C) Get drunk and go coed skinny dipping in the Sea of Galilee?   (politico.com) divider line 198
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2012-08-19 08:45:13 PM
Is this some kind of trick question?
 
2012-08-19 09:15:46 PM
I'm having a hard time giving a shiat. Were the off the clock / done for the day? Apparently, yes. So what's the problem here?
 
2012-08-19 09:22:39 PM

xlbrooklyn: I'm having a hard time giving a shiat. Were the off the clock / done for the day? Apparently, yes. So what's the problem here?


I don't care, either, but I'm not one of their fundie mouthbreathing supporters, who I am sure will be scandalized by such a blatant disregard for Holy Land etiquette. Also, the baby Jesus hates naked penises.
 
2012-08-19 09:24:20 PM

xlbrooklyn: I'm having a hard time giving a shiat. Were the off the clock / done for the day? Apparently, yes. So what's the problem here?


i really don't give a fark, but i wonder how republicans would feel if a similar cadre of freshmen dems were skinny dipping in, say, france.
 
2012-08-19 09:38:26 PM
Is this against the law or something? I can't really bring myself to care that some people had some drinks and swam.
 
2012-08-19 09:41:02 PM

skinnycatullus: xlbrooklyn: I'm having a hard time giving a shiat. Were the off the clock / done for the day? Apparently, yes. So what's the problem here?

I don't care, either, but I'm not one of their fundie mouthbreathing supporters, who I am sure will be scandalized by such a blatant disregard for Holy Land etiquette. Also, the baby Jesus hates naked penises.


This is me not caring either. But this reminds me of a recent story about a group of Oregon Republicans who went to a strip club in CA. When word got out they all apologized profusely. My biggest gripe with that one was that they didn't patronize a local strip club. I mean, we have a shiat ton of them and you can even drink in ours.
 
2012-08-19 09:59:06 PM
C)

/definitely C)
//any photos of said tryst (for science of course)?
 
2012-08-19 10:04:21 PM
Many of the lawmakers who ventured into the ocean said they did so because of the religious significance of the waters. Others said they were simply cooling off after a long day. Several privately admitted that alcohol may have played a role in why some of those present decided to jump in. 

lol
 
2012-08-19 11:40:10 PM
"A government of the people by the people for the people"...

So, yeah, sure.
 
2012-08-19 11:40:59 PM
...yes to all.
 
2012-08-19 11:45:54 PM

TsarTom: alcohol may have played a role


That line is always a sign of a good story.
 
2012-08-19 11:46:59 PM
s2.hubimg.com
 
2012-08-19 11:48:04 PM
Heaven forbid public money should go to getting poor kids school lunches. IT's so much more important to use it subsidizing drunken skinny dipping in foreign lands. Yes, that is a fantastic use of tax money as well as a fantastic diplomatic strategy.
 
2012-08-20 12:04:38 AM

skinnycatullus: xlbrooklyn: I'm having a hard time giving a shiat. Were the off the clock / done for the day? Apparently, yes. So what's the problem here?

I don't care, either, but I'm not one of their fundie mouthbreathing supporters, who I am sure will be scandalized by such a blatant disregard for Holy Land etiquette.


Also this. My question is why the hell the FBI is involved. If there was some law broken, wouldn't it be up to Israel to do something about it?
 
2012-08-20 12:08:05 AM

Ambivalence: Heaven forbid public money should go to getting poor kids school lunches. IT's so much more important to use it subsidizing drunken skinny dipping in foreign lands. Yes, that is a fantastic use of tax money as well as a fantastic diplomatic strategy.


It's always important to spend tax money for sending Freshmen Congressmen to skinny dip in front of other Freshmen Congresscritters daughters, I'm not even gonna speculate on her age.

That's why, it's a fact finding mission, the fact of life perhaps, but facts
 
2012-08-20 12:14:41 AM

Ambivalence: Heaven forbid public money should go to getting poor kids school lunches. IT's so much more important to use it subsidizing drunken skinny dipping in foreign lands. Yes, that is a fantastic use of tax money as well as a fantastic diplomatic strategy.


The article states that the trip was privately funded.
 
2012-08-20 12:18:46 AM

Relatively Obscure: Ambivalence: Heaven forbid public money should go to getting poor kids school lunches. IT's so much more important to use it subsidizing drunken skinny dipping in foreign lands. Yes, that is a fantastic use of tax money as well as a fantastic diplomatic strategy.

The article states that the trip was privately funded.


why are private organizations funding a congressional "fact finding" trip? What facts were they supposed to find?
 
2012-08-20 12:18:53 AM

Relatively Obscure: Ambivalence: Heaven forbid public money should go to getting poor kids school lunches. IT's so much more important to use it subsidizing drunken skinny dipping in foreign lands. Yes, that is a fantastic use of tax money as well as a fantastic diplomatic strategy.

The article states that the trip was privately funded.


Well that's what I get for skimming TFA, as long as getting naked and hanging out with kids is cool then (by Israeli naturally, not a crime here if no sexuality involved), it's all good I suppose

It still runs contrary to the laws these guys would love to push on the rest of us peons however
 
2012-08-20 12:20:32 AM

martissimo: Ambivalence: Heaven forbid public money should go to getting poor kids school lunches. IT's so much more important to use it subsidizing drunken skinny dipping in foreign lands. Yes, that is a fantastic use of tax money as well as a fantastic diplomatic strategy.

It's always important to spend tax money for sending Freshmen Congressmen to skinny dip in front of other Freshmen Congresscritters daughters, I'm not even gonna speculate on her age.

That's why, it's a fact finding mission, the fact of life perhaps, but facts


According to the article, it wasn't funded by taxpayer dollars. The trip was pad for by a group relatd to AIPAC.

Even if it were paid for with tax money, who cares? It's after hours, they were done for the day, cut them some slack. I'm more offended that the FBI felt the need to waste taxpayer dollars investigating this.
 
2012-08-20 12:21:14 AM
They were just baptizing each other.

But given the usual nature of GOP scandals - misspeaking about rape, getting caught with the rent boy, voter caging, influence peddling, selling the American government to corporations - this is pretty tame. I'd be perfectly happy if they limited themselves to these types of scandals for a while.
 
2012-08-20 12:25:12 AM

Ambivalence: Relatively Obscure: Ambivalence: Heaven forbid public money should go to getting poor kids school lunches. IT's so much more important to use it subsidizing drunken skinny dipping in foreign lands. Yes, that is a fantastic use of tax money as well as a fantastic diplomatic strategy.

The article states that the trip was privately funded.

why are private organizations funding a congressional "fact finding" trip? What facts were they supposed to find?


Hell if I know. Probably that Israel is awesome and we're BFFs or whatever. But the money wasn't public money, apparently.
 
2012-08-20 12:39:35 AM
Pics or GTFO (assuming some female IDF were there, if not disregard)
 
2012-08-20 01:03:16 AM

Peter von Nostrand: Pics or GTFO (assuming some female IDF were there, if not disregard)


Buncha doughy congressmen. Have fun fapping.
 
2012-08-20 01:03:30 AM
This provokes a yawn, not outrage.

NEXT!
 
2012-08-20 01:05:42 AM
 
2012-08-20 01:06:35 AM
FTFA: numerous GOP freshmen lawmakers

Probably all TeaBaggers enjoyings a junket fully paid for with the hard-earned dollars of the hard-working taxpayers of America.
 
2012-08-20 01:07:59 AM
But Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who was the senior most GOP lawmaker in Israel on the trip, was so upset about the antics that he rebuked the 30 lawmakers the morning after the Aug. 18, 2011, incident, saying they were distracting from the mission of the trip.

Man, that's a lot of "NO ONE MAY HAVE FUN ON MY WATCH" there, getting upset about some people relaxing in a pretty non-offensive way that costs the taxpayers 0$ when they're off the clock.
 
2012-08-20 01:08:32 AM
These guys put the party into tea party!

/imagine the shiatstorm if these had been Dems
 
2012-08-20 01:08:40 AM
I'm guessing the FBI is on this because of new policies after that Secret Service/Columbian whorehouse thing.
 
2012-08-20 01:11:26 AM
Yes.
 
2012-08-20 01:13:21 AM
What's really creepy, one of these weirdos brought his daughter along for the drunken skinny dipping, or so it seems from the article.
 
2012-08-20 01:16:15 AM
"Skinny dipping in the sea of Galilee I should not have"-Yoder
 
2012-08-20 01:18:34 AM

Jim_Callahan: But Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who was the senior most GOP lawmaker in Israel on the trip, was so upset about the antics that he rebuked the 30 lawmakers the morning after the Aug. 18, 2011, incident, saying they were distracting from the mission of the trip.

Man, that's a lot of "NO ONE MAY HAVE FUN ON MY WATCH" there, getting upset about some people relaxing in a pretty non-offensive way that costs the taxpayers 0$ when they're off the clock.


Cantor wants to be speaker of the house so farking bad he can't stand it. A whole lotta authoritarian in that little guy. One of my favorite Obama moments is Cantor demanding to see his plan for the debt ceiling and Obama telling him it's with his speaker.

/I wonder if he cries every time he sees a cheeto
 
2012-08-20 01:18:42 AM
LectertheChef: What's really creepy, one of these weirdos brought his daughter along for the drunken skinny dipping, or so it seems from the article.

Family Values
 
2012-08-20 01:19:01 AM
Don't dip yer filthy caulk in the Jesus-water!!
 
2012-08-20 01:20:11 AM
i14.photobucket.com

You know, I can answer that right now, sir - that'd be C)! C), for me, 'cause...
 
2012-08-20 01:20:40 AM
"The FBI probed a late-night swim in the Sea of Galilee that involved drinking, numerous GOP freshmen lawmakers, top leadership staff - and one nude member of Congress [Yoder], according to more than a dozen sources, including eyewitnesses."
Where's the "Dumbass" tag? LOL
 
2012-08-20 01:21:10 AM
Remember in college it was the uptight kid from the strict religious family went whack-a-doodle after a couple of Coors Light?
 
2012-08-20 01:21:45 AM
lh5.googleusercontent.com
 
2012-08-20 01:24:19 AM
Okay, is the problem with the nudity, the drunkeness, or it happening in the Sea of Galilee? Maybe no one would care if it was Lake Michigan.

Wouldn't it be awesome if one of them was caught skinny dipping and they refused to apologize, while curtly saying it's no one's goddamn business what they do in their free time? This is the problem with having mouth-breathers as your base...getting drunk and blowing of some steam is a mortal sin to the fundie crowd.
 
2012-08-20 01:24:37 AM
This is a non-story that Politico has sat on for a while.

They just had to throw it out there now to try to distract from Newsweak's anti-Obama issue.

Politico is a joke.
 
2012-08-20 01:25:24 AM
Lots of "not caring but" comments here. I really don't care and no buts or butts thank you.
 
2012-08-20 01:25:43 AM
If Jesus got shait faced that's exactly how it would have gone down.
 
2012-08-20 01:28:09 AM
Jesus would also have taken a piss and mooned the disciples.
 
2012-08-20 01:30:39 AM

The Green Manalishi: Okay, is the problem with the nudity, the drunkeness, or it happening in the Sea of Galilee? Maybe no one would care if it was Lake Michigan.


For pandemic prevention purposes, I would care if no one was properly vaccinated against Hepatitis prior to taking a dip in Lake Michigan.
 
2012-08-20 01:30:50 AM
images.politico.com
"I like to get my posse and head uptown myself."
 
2012-08-20 01:31:05 AM

ArkAngel: Also this. My question is why the hell the FBI is involved.


To ensure that no Congressman is compromised by Mossad over an embarrassing situation. FBI knows who runs ops against our leaders.
 
2012-08-20 01:31:14 AM

Lipo:
According to the article, it wasn't funded by taxpayer dollars. The trip was pad for by a group relatd to AIPAC.


Which is kind of shocking too.. a huge junket to another country for a load of lawmakers paid for by a lobby for a foreign country would generate enormous pushback if it was a different combination of country and lawmakers.
 
2012-08-20 01:33:16 AM
You know, Jesus apparently swam in the Sea of Galilee himself. And back then, they didn't have swimsuits. Which means that Jesus likely swam nude in the same of Galilee, just like this guy.

And remember what the Jews did to him...
 
2012-08-20 01:34:07 AM
At least it didn't cost American tax payers 200 billion dollars a day.
 
2012-08-20 01:34:39 AM

wisewerds: This is a non-story that Politico has sat on for a while.

They just had to throw it out there now to try to distract from Newsweak's anti-Obama issue.

Politico is a joke.


Wait, Newsweek isn't part of the liberal MSM anymore?
 
2012-08-20 01:34:53 AM

Ambivalence: why are private organizations funding a congressional "fact finding" trip? What facts were they supposed to find?


How oppressed the Jews are and how much more the American military needs to kill anyone that pisses the Jews off because they say so.
 
2012-08-20 01:35:37 AM
FTFA: But Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who was the senior most GOP lawmaker in Israel on the trip, was so upset about the antics that he rebuked the 30 lawmakers the morning after the Aug. 18, 2011, incident, saying they were distracting from the mission of the trip.

Man, I'll bet he was PISSED. I would have loved to hear the Orthodox Jew ripping the Christians a new one for skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee.
 
2012-08-20 01:36:22 AM

gaspode: Lipo:
According to the article, it wasn't funded by taxpayer dollars. The trip was pad for by a group relatd to AIPAC.

Which is kind of shocking too.. a huge junket to another country for a load of lawmakers paid for by a lobby for a foreign country would generate enormous pushback if it was a different combination of country and lawmakers.


I'd like to see Obama take the Congressional Black Caucus to Kenya.
 
2012-08-20 01:38:21 AM
As much as I'm usually critical of Republicans ruining the country and embarrassing us overseas, I am so proud that it was Kevin Congressperson who took it all off and skinnydipped. Thank you, Congressman Yoder!
 
2012-08-20 01:38:22 AM

Somacandra: Man, I'll bet he was PISSED. I would have loved to hear the Orthodox Jew ripping the Christians a new one for skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee.


news-poland.com
"Ve get down und funky like everyvone else, but ve do it vith our clothes ON!"
 
2012-08-20 01:39:33 AM
Hell yeah I'm doing c). Swimming nude feels good, and frolicking with other skinny-dippers is fun.

They weren't on the clock, no taxpayer money was used, there's no law against swimming naked in the Sea of Galilee, Congresscritters are human too, so what's the goddamn deal?

/get the stick out of your asses, fundies and ultra-serious types, stop acting like everything is a sin or a scandal
 
2012-08-20 01:39:35 AM
What the hell do a bunch of freshman congressmen from bumf*ck Kansas need to do with a fact-finding mission in Isreal?
 
2012-08-20 01:41:11 AM

ox45tallboy: You know, Jesus apparently swam in the Sea of Galilee himself. And back then, they didn't have swimsuits. Which means that Jesus likely swam nude in the same of Galilee, just like this guy.

And remember what the Jews did to him...


ROMANS
 
2012-08-20 01:43:20 AM
He peed where Jesus walked.
 
2012-08-20 01:43:43 AM

Keizer_Ghidorah: Hell yeah I'm doing c). Swimming nude feels good, and frolicking with other skinny-dippers is fun.

They weren't on the clock, no taxpayer money was used, there's no law against swimming naked in the Sea of Galilee, Congresscritters are human too, so what's the goddamn deal?

/get the stick out of your asses, fundies and ultra-serious types, stop acting like everything is a sin or a scandal


This this this. Skinnydipping is always a good thing.
 
2012-08-20 01:44:23 AM

Captain_Ballbeard: I'd like to see Obama take the Congressional Black Caucus to Kenya.

 

www.thedailybeast.com
"I'm afraid I'm busy that weekend."
 
2012-08-20 01:44:24 AM

Keizer_Ghidorah: They weren't on the clock, no taxpayer money was used, there's no law against swimming naked in the Sea of Galilee, Congresscritters are human too, so what's the goddamn deal?


upload.wikimedia.org

Sheeeeeeit. If it had been Yeltsin and Clinton they would have tipped some cows and stolen some chickens too just for giggles.
 
2012-08-20 01:46:36 AM

bulldg4life: What the hell do a bunch of freshman congressmen from bumf*ck Kansas need to do with a fact-finding mission in Isreal?


They have to see for themselves how oppressed the Jews are so they will come back here and vote to send American troops to go fight their wars for them.
 
2012-08-20 01:49:25 AM
FTFA: Several privately admitted that alcohol may have played a role in why some of those present decided to jump in.

i.imgur.com

Oy, that Elderberry Manischewitz is a beast, doncha know.?
 
2012-08-20 01:49:53 AM
From the KC Star Story:
"The trip, said to have been open only to those 18 and over, was sponsored by the American Israel Education Foundation, according to a database of travel records maintained by Legistorm.com. The trip lasted from Aug. 13 to Aug. 21 last year, the record show, and cost the foundation $20,087 for Yoder and his wife's travel, lodging, meals and other expenses. The foundation, a charity, says its mission is to provide grants for educational programs and conferences and to "help educate political leaders and influentials about the importance of the U.S.-Israel relationship through first-hand experiences in Israel." The foundation is connected with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which is connected with many conservatives in Congress
."
 
2012-08-20 01:50:20 AM

Kevin72: This this this. Skinnydipping is always a good thing.


cbsnewyork.files.wordpress.com
"So, um, we stand here and look sorrowful for a few minutes and then the Sea of Galilee, right?"
 
2012-08-20 01:51:27 AM

Somacandra: Oy, that Elderberry Manischewitz is a beast, doncha know.?


26.media.tumblr.com


/approves
 
2012-08-20 01:56:05 AM
After looking at the laws, public nudity is no crime in Israel, there is a current motion to ban it everywhere except beaches, even under that he would be cool... no story here other than hypocrisy (you know he would fight tooth and nail against it at home). Apparently at the moment full nudity is legal nation wide in fact.
 
2012-08-20 01:57:23 AM
Count me in the I don't give a shiat category. They want to have a few beers and go for a swim after they are done for the day, good on them.
 
2012-08-20 02:00:07 AM

ox45tallboy: Kevin72: This this this. Skinnydipping is always a good thing.

[cbsnewyork.files.wordpress.com image 300x225]
"So, um, we stand here and look sorrowful for a few minutes and then the Sea of Galilee, right?"


LOL
 
2012-08-20 02:03:05 AM

martissimo: After looking at the laws, public nudity is no crime in Israel, there is a current motion to ban it everywhere except beaches, even under that he would be cool... no story here other than hypocrisy (you know he would fight tooth and nail against it at home). Apparently at the moment full nudity is legal nation wide in fact.


assets.bizjournals.com
 
2012-08-20 02:03:33 AM
These trips to the Holy Land are a rite of passage for members of Congress, as they visit the most sacred sites in the Jewish and Christian faiths - while their Israeli government hosts drive home the huge importance of U.S. support of Israel. That's partially why, when the trip devolved into drinking and merrymaking, Cantor was livid.

AIPAC affiliated pals spend 600K feting googly-eyed GOP politicos and it devolves into drunken hijinks replete w/ skinny dipping in the Sea of Galilee?

No doubt taken out of the billions the US gives Israel every year.

Meh, the GOP's unquestioning support of Israel is far more troubling than the idea of some GOP newbs gone wild from my POV but the story is not without it's charms.

Anything that pisses Eric Cantor off cannot really be a bad thing, ultimately.
 
2012-08-20 02:11:48 AM
Put me in the "don't really give a shiat" column.

Only part is that it does to contradict how these guys always tell the rest of us we should behave.

quatchi: Anything that pisses Eric Cantor off cannot really be a bad thing, ultimately.


And this.
 
2012-08-20 02:12:07 AM

quatchi: Anything that pisses Eric Cantor off cannot really be a bad thing, ultimately.


weaselzippers.us
"I am....*snif*... so...outraged...*snif*...at this behavior!"
 
2012-08-20 02:15:18 AM

ox45tallboy: martissimo: After looking at the laws, public nudity is no crime in Israel, there is a current motion to ban it everywhere except beaches, even under that he would be cool... no story here other than hypocrisy (you know he would fight tooth and nail against it at home). Apparently at the moment full nudity is legal nation wide in fact.

[assets.bizjournals.com image 190x270]


Thanks for that image you bastard
 
2012-08-20 02:17:15 AM
Sounds fun, wish I was there.
 
2012-08-20 02:19:06 AM

bwhaha.. thats about right!

From: Crazy Mittens and Ryan
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-20 02:26:34 AM
hope more politicians do the same. send them around the world, let them swim nude in every country. it will be the best use their time has ever seen.

/love swimming nakid
 
2012-08-20 02:28:18 AM

KrispyKritter: hope more politicians do the same. send them around the world, let them swim nude in every country. it will be the best use their time has ever seen.

/love swimming nakid


talkingpointsmemo.com
 
2012-08-20 02:30:37 AM

Mentat: wisewerds: This is a non-story that Politico has sat on for a while.

They just had to throw it out there now to try to distract from Newsweak's anti-Obama issue.

Politico is a joke.

Wait, Newsweek isn't part of the liberal MSM anymore?


I believe the proper term is "liberal MSM Media," sir.
 
2012-08-20 02:37:31 AM
On every level the GOP complete suck and should be exterminated
 
2012-08-20 02:42:55 AM
A Christian, a Jew, and a Congressmen walk into the Sea of Galilee...
 
2012-08-20 02:46:35 AM

zerkalo: A Christian, a Jew, and a Congressmen walk into the Sea of Galilee...


Conceivably, in the form of one person.
 
2012-08-20 02:48:34 AM
was he sticking his weenis in a kids face? Why is the FBI involved in this?

Politico needs something to sensationalize or it can't function...
 
2012-08-20 02:52:51 AM
What's the point of swearing allegiance in person if you can't do some skinny dipping in a holy lake?
Bunch of fascists
 
2012-08-20 02:56:37 AM
WHo cares? Unless these were the big on morality guys. And I am betting they were.
 
2012-08-20 02:57:21 AM
As much as I hate the modern Republican party, I find myself having absolutely 0 outrage at this.

No, seriously. "An it harm none, do as thou will". The actions here caused no harm to anyone there, and probably did a lot of good. Honest enjoyment of ones self in a non-harmful manner is IMPORTANT for mental wellbeing and stability, and I would encourage politicians of any stripe to relax, let down their hair, and let loose. A mind that is stressed and pressured is not flexible, and true politics is the art of compromise, horse-trading and diplomacy.

Well, okay, it did potentially harm someone, but I think Eric Cantor's butthurt was a preexisting condition.
 
2012-08-20 02:58:26 AM

Unknown_Poltroon: WHo cares? Unless these were the big on morality guys. And I am betting they were.


Even then, whoop de fark from me.
 
2012-08-20 03:02:16 AM
Just as I thought, GOP junkets are like episodes of 30 Rock.
 
2012-08-20 03:29:03 AM
I wish we could rise above this kind of petty BS. It is the worst kind of distraction, but it is also the height of Republican dogmatic hypocrisy.
 
2012-08-20 03:33:03 AM
Honestly, this makes them seem a whole lot more likeable to me. It would be a shame though, if they judged others for "lewd" behavior.
 
2012-08-20 03:53:26 AM

FlashHarry: i really don't give a fark, but i wonder how republicans would feel if a similar cadre of freshmen dems were skinny dipping in, say, france.


Relieved knowing that this time it wasn't Ted Kennedy and a barmaid.
 
2012-08-20 04:01:35 AM
Watch them be "conservatives", watch them be "conservatives"... Oh damn, right again.
/party of morality and family values my ass
 
2012-08-20 04:02:12 AM
wisewerds: This is a non-story that Politico has sat on for a while.

They just had to throw it out there now to try to distract from Newsweak's anti-Obama issue.

Politico is a joke.

Mentat: Wait, Newsweek isn't part of the liberal MSM anymore?


Well, since Newsweak's value following the strictly lefty lamestream media line fell to less than zero, perhaps they finally figured out that there's a market for someone willing to put out a more balanced news magazine.

Although I am not really holding my breath.
 
2012-08-20 04:02:56 AM

Gulper Eel: FlashHarry: i really don't give a fark, but i wonder how republicans would feel if a similar cadre of freshmen dems were skinny dipping in, say, france.

Relieved knowing that this time it wasn't Ted Kennedy and a barmaid.


Are you ever going to let this go?
 
2012-08-20 04:28:31 AM
okay....I don't have a problem with skinny dipping....

but.....answer this:

wouldn't you find it awkward to strip off your clothes in the presence of your co-worker's wives....and in one case apparently....daughter?

No matter how drunk I am I would not strip butt naked in that particular company. Then again, I can handle myself when drunk.
 
2012-08-20 04:30:05 AM

ox45tallboy: martissimo: After looking at the laws, public nudity is no crime in Israel, there is a current motion to ban it everywhere except beaches, even under that he would be cool... no story here other than hypocrisy (you know he would fight tooth and nail against it at home). Apparently at the moment full nudity is legal nation wide in fact.

[assets.bizjournals.com image 190x270]


Cannonball!!!
 
2012-08-20 04:30:07 AM

powhound: Then again, I can handle myself when drunk.


errrr....that didn't come out right.....
 
2012-08-20 04:54:06 AM
I want to see the article illustrated by Joe Sacco.
 
2012-08-20 05:30:11 AM
The story here isn't that the Republicans jumped in the Sea of Galilee nude or semi-nude, or even that they did it on someone else's dime, but that Cantor went apeshiat over it. The Republican leadership is becoming almost Puritanical in the way they want everyone to behave, aren't they?
 
2012-08-20 05:44:39 AM

xlbrooklyn: I'm having a hard time giving a shiat. Were the off the clock / done for the day? Apparently, yes. So what's the problem here?


I'm sure that would completely alleviate any diplomatic relations concerns. Oh, members of your democratically elected legislative body went skinny dipping at a religious holy site? Ah, that's ok, it was after 5 pm. Can you imagine if these were Democrats? The gnashing of the teeth would be heard for miles.
 
2012-08-20 05:44:39 AM
If you go to Israel and don't swim naked in Lake Kineret/Sea of G., you're doing it wrong. Good to know US right wingers can unclench and relax like normal human beings once in a while.
 
2012-08-20 05:48:21 AM

Shvetz: xlbrooklyn: I'm having a hard time giving a shiat. Were the off the clock / done for the day? Apparently, yes. So what's the problem here?

I'm sure that would completely alleviate any diplomatic relations concerns. Oh, members of your democratically elected legislative body went skinny dipping at a religious holy site? Ah, that's ok, it was after 5 pm. Can you imagine if these were Democrats? The gnashing of the teeth would be heard for miles.


It's not a holy site. It's a lake, with beaches, where people go swimming.
 
2012-08-20 06:02:22 AM
Where is the hero tag?
 
2012-08-20 06:19:59 AM
Some people have an odd moral perspective. They apoplogize profusely for taking a drink and a skinny dip, but boast proudly of having raped a nation's middle class.
 
2012-08-20 06:36:56 AM
That is better than the high ranking members of the catholic church flying first class to a photo opportunity with children being forced to work in stone quarry
 
2012-08-20 06:39:53 AM

Harry_Seldon: Are you ever going to let this go?


Show some respect. We're talking about a giant in the field of consequence-free pantsless staggering-around drunkenness here.
 
2012-08-20 06:41:49 AM
The FBI looked into whether any inappropriate behavior occurred, but the interviews do not appear to have resulted in any formal allegations of wrongdoing.

OK, next.
 
2012-08-20 06:46:40 AM

FlashHarry: i really don't give a fark, but i wonder how republicans would feel if a similar cadre of freshmen dems were skinny dipping in, say, france.


Or you know, was a D in front of their name instead of an R.
 
2012-08-20 06:49:03 AM
You're a member of Congress visiting Israel. Do you: A) Visit the Wailing Wall? B) Discuss invading Iran? C) Get drunk and go coed skinny dipping in the Sea of Galilee?

I'd do all of the above, but in reverse order. A) First get roaring drunk and have some fun with the local coeds. B) Drunkenly start shouting in public about how Israel and the U.S. should kick Iran's ass. C) Finally pass out at the Wailing Wall in a sloppy, crying, drunken mess.
 
2012-08-20 06:51:57 AM
Eh. That's actually fairly human of him/them.

I think the true controversy is the fact that they went en mass as a privately funding fact funding and ass kicking mission to a foreign power.
 
2012-08-20 06:58:35 AM
Isn't this the "Kiss My Ass, this is a holy site" party?
 
2012-08-20 07:07:39 AM
So ... they went skinny dipping with each other? No cute IDF girls or anything? Why do I care about this?

/only skimmed the article
//Photo gallery of "swim participants" was very disappointing.
 
2012-08-20 07:22:42 AM
The Republican Party: where there's nothing too controversial about saying that pregnant "rape" victims must have secretly been whores, but skinny dipping in a lake halfway around the world is a national disgrace.
 
2012-08-20 07:24:47 AM
This was a holy site, which is why they were called to do it by Him. Now that they are bathed in the holy waters of the birthplace of Christ, every decision they make will be the right one and if you vote against them, you are voting against Jesus.
 
2012-08-20 07:25:51 AM
August 11, 2011
Just when you think your contempt for Congress could not get any higher, our elected representatives manage to do something to ratchet it up another notch. After congressional shenanigans helped spark a major market sell-off and sparked fears of a double-dip recession, you'd think every single one of them would be heading back to their districts to figure out what their constituents wanted and to try to explain how they were going to help make things better. Or maybe a few of them would even spend the recess taking a crash course in macroeconomics and public finance, so that they could start exercising their public duties more responsibly.

But what did 81 of them decide to do instead? You guessed it: they are off on junkets to Israel, paid for by the American Israel Education Foundation, an AIPAC spinoff that has been funding such trips for years. That's right: during the August recess nearly a fifth of the U.S. Congress will visit a single country whose entire population is less than that of New York City.

Such behavior is especially disturbing in light of our current woes; even Greta Van Susteren of Fox News found it appalling (h/t Mondoweiss here and here). But it's not really a new pattern: in recent decades about 10 percent of all Congressional trips overseas have been to Israel, even though it is only one of the nearly 200 countries in the world.

Why do Congresspersons do this, especially at a moment when it is obvious that they ought to be worrying about conditions here at home? Mostly because such junkets burnish a legislator's 'pro-Israel' credentials and facilitate campaign fundraising. Such trips also expose these visitors to the policy preferences and basic worldview of Israel's leaders, which is of course why AIEF pays for them.

August 10, 2011
This week's reports that 20 percent of the U.S. Congress will be visiting Israel this month are stunning. Eighty-one members of Congress -- two thirds of them Republicans, 47 of them freshmen -- apparently think it is more important to be visiting Israel than it is to be at home dealing with the worst economic crisis in modern memory. America's economy is in flames and these guys are taking lobbyist-funded trips to what, watch Israelis take to the streets to protest the high-cost of living in that country?

August 8, 2011
Perhaps seeking a salty dip in the Dead Sea to end a stressful debt debate, nearly one in five members of the House in Representatives will use their summer recess period to visit Israel, The Jerusalem Post reports.
...
Almost all of the week-long trips are sponsored by the American Israel Education Foundation, which promotes similar trips for Congress every other August, the Post reports.

House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer will head the Democratic delegation, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will lead one of the Republican groups.

American Israel Education Foundation is a supporting organization of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, which describes itself on its website as "America's leading pro-Israel lobby...AIPAC works with both Democratic and Republican political leaders to enact public policy that strengthens the vital U.S.-Israel relationship."
 
2012-08-20 07:26:52 AM
FTA:
These GOP sources confirmed the following freshmen lawmakers also went swimming that night: Rep. Steve Southerland (R-Fla.) and his daughter

Does anyone know if Southerland's daughter is hot? Skinny dipping with your daughter would be creepy unless she was hot. I guess since they were the "Holy Land", they could have been acting out Genesis 19:30-38.
 
2012-08-20 07:29:03 AM

Muta: i




Giggity
 
2012-08-20 07:31:24 AM
t0.gstatic.com

Once more
 
2012-08-20 07:32:21 AM
Besides needing a gallon of the brain bleach, I was having a hard time giving a shiat as well, until I realize these were family value, up in my uterus, anti-gay, biblical law Republicans.

/ I am shocked, shocked at the hypocrisy.
 
2012-08-20 07:37:23 AM

xlbrooklyn: I'm having a hard time giving a shiat. Were the off the clock / done for the day? Apparently, yes. So what's the problem here?


Yeah. It 's not like he's an elected politician representing the US. You want to talk outrage, let's talk about Obama's hip hop barbecue. His wife's baby daddy gave her a terrorist fist bump.

This guy is white and married and Christian and defending Israel, all the sacred American whargarrbl that Hiphopbongo is not.
 
2012-08-20 07:37:35 AM
Why did GOP leadership scold the congressman for their behavior if nothing bad happened?
 
2012-08-20 07:42:00 AM
Thanks LarryDan43

Which of his daughters does Southerland strut around nude in front of?

t0.gstatic.com

I think the one on the far right. The one he gave the pearl necklace to.
 
2012-08-20 07:42:02 AM
They might offend a bunch of European colonialists running an apartheid state.
 
2012-08-20 07:42:46 AM
The outrage should have been, as Van Susteren said last year,
Please tell me this is not so: that while we are in crisis, 84 Members of Congress are getting an all expense paid trip to Israel instead of returning to DC to work on our economic crisis (or even review the March GAO report which outlines billions of dollars of waste that they are ignoring but you are paying????) How could they?

Of course, that would mean the collective US media would look after the collective concerns of the US public in a time of crisis.
 
2012-08-20 07:45:50 AM
I am allf or going after them if they didn't pay for their drinks (either govt or donor dime, crucify them), but who cares if he got nekkid.
 
2012-08-20 07:46:30 AM

offmymeds: You're a member of Congress visiting Israel. Do you: A) Visit the Wailing Wall? B) Discuss invading Iran? C) Get drunk and go coed skinny dipping in the Sea of Galilee?

I'd do all of the above, but in reverse order. A) First get roaring drunk and have some fun with the local coeds. B) Drunkenly start shouting in public about how Israel and the U.S. should kick Iran's ass. C) Finally pass out at the Wailing Wall in a sloppy, crying, drunken mess.


Sounds like a Brithright trip.
 
2012-08-20 07:49:32 AM

HotWingConspiracy: They might offend a bunch of European colonialists running an apartheid state.


If you mean Israelis, I doubt anyone there really gives a crap. It's just a lake.
 
2012-08-20 07:59:27 AM

Ambivalence: Heaven forbid public money should go to getting poor kids school lunches. IT's so much more important to use it subsidizing drunken skinny dipping in foreign lands. Yes, that is a fantastic use of tax money as well as a fantastic diplomatic strategy.


Look, we're ramped down Iraq. We're in the process of ramping down Afghanistan. Those Halliburton contracts don't write themselves, you know. And what about all those other poor defense contractors, hmm? If our fine Republican congressmen aren't there fanning the fire of an Israel/Iran war, what are the poor defense contractors to do? And fanning fires in a desert country is hot work. A man deserves a little coed skinny dipping.
 
2012-08-20 08:05:38 AM

xlbrooklyn: I'm having a hard time giving a shiat. Were the off the clock / done for the day? Apparently, yes. So what's the problem here?


As always with the GOP, the answer is hypocrisy. If you're going to be a member of a political party that's constantly telling other people they're bad for engaging in adult shenanigans, maybe you shouldn't engage in adult shenanigans. Especially not during an official visit to another country that is the homeland of the moral system you use to tell everybody else that they're going to hell for doing the things you're doing.

Do I think there's anything wrong with it, inherently? No.

Do I think there's something wrong with members of a political party which has made it a point since the mid-70s to use its power to tell other people to stay sober, keep their clothes on and not have fun doing anything even slightly risque? Yes.

It's always the same with these people. Do as I say, not as I do... even if you have every right to whatever the fark you want.
 
2012-08-20 08:06:34 AM
A man went to Israel, you see
Drank beer at the Sea of Galilee
He emptied his bladder
Right into the latter
Now the Sea of G. tastes like pee

/true story
 
2012-08-20 08:06:35 AM
www.seattleshakespeare.org
 
2012-08-20 08:07:22 AM

skinnycatullus: xlbrooklyn: I'm having a hard time giving a shiat. Were the off the clock / done for the day? Apparently, yes. So what's the problem here?

I don't care, either, but I'm not one of their fundie mouthbreathing supporters, who I am sure will be scandalized by such a blatant disregard for Holy Land etiquette. Also, the baby Jesus hates naked penises.


fundie mouthbreathing supporters understand that Rulers do not need to follow the same laws as the Ruled. And, the Ruled want to be able to have those privileges when they become Rulers. It's just another incentive to be a Ruler.
 
2012-08-20 08:10:33 AM
Maybe they were taken up with an urgent need for baptism?
 
2012-08-20 08:12:20 AM

Vegan Meat Popsicle: As always with the GOP, the answer is hypocrisy. If you're going to be a member of a political party that's constantly telling other people they're bad for engaging in adult shenanigans, maybe you shouldn't engage in adult shenanigans.


The Republican National Convention (in a city known for adult entertainments) next week is going to be comedy farking gold.
 
2012-08-20 08:25:36 AM
Who cares? That's a somewhat silly but harmless thing to do on the taxpayer's dollar. The fact that it was a privately funded trip makes me care even less about this
 
2012-08-20 08:30:25 AM
Seriously? People are upset at a congressman for that?

I can think of about a thousand valid things to be upset at him for, starting with being a congressman, but this is a non-story. Do people in Kansas not get naked?

People in this country got some seriously farked up values.
 
2012-08-20 08:33:59 AM

Ambivalence: Heaven forbid public money should go to getting poor kids school lunches. IT's so much more important to use it subsidizing drunken skinny dipping in foreign lands. Yes, that is a fantastic use of tax money as well as a fantastic diplomatic strategy.


If you had bothered to RTFA, you'd know it wasn't public money. But go ahead and enjoy your outrage.
 
2012-08-20 08:34:29 AM

Ambivalence: Heaven forbid public money should go to getting poor kids school lunches. IT's so much more important to use it subsidizing drunken skinny dipping in foreign lands. Yes, that is a fantastic use of tax money as well as a fantastic diplomatic strategy.

Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was also on the privately funded excursion

This isn't missuse of public funds, more like vote the way we want and you get a free summer vacation. But it is not like they gave the money directly to the lawmakers that would be a bribe and wrong.
 
2012-08-20 08:34:38 AM
The poutrage is because they're congressmen and they should know better. Also they're GOP, and presumably fundies, not to mention this is considered a holy site. Would any of the atheist elites here get shiatfaced and take a dump on an Aztec temple? It's less about the act of getting drunk and naked and more about respecting the special places of other cultures.
 
2012-08-20 08:35:54 AM

Lernaeus: Do people in Kansas not get naked?


I'm confident they have a law against it.
 
2012-08-20 08:37:52 AM

Xetal: Who cares? That's a somewhat silly but harmless thing to do on the taxpayer's dollar. The fact that it was a privately funded trip makes me care even less about this


I want to know if Southerland's daughter was nude too? I want to know how often he and his daughter are nude together. Do they shower together or does he just swim nude with his nude daughter? I think some of the people he represents want to know.
 
2012-08-20 08:39:03 AM

Lernaeus: Do people in Kansas not get naked?


No.
 
2012-08-20 08:39:20 AM
What a non-story. I would say that I couldn't care less about this but I cared enough to post that I don't care. Either way. WHO CARES?
 
2012-08-20 08:40:42 AM

degenerate-afro: At least it didn't cost American tax payers 200 billion dollars a day.


At least it didn't require Nasa to blow up the moon.

At least it didn't bring the Martians down on us with their death rays.

At least it didn't create an active volcano under the homes of every American taxpayer.

/This is fun
 
2012-08-20 08:42:04 AM
I think we can all agree that if there is one thing we want the FBI to investigate, it's unauthorized skinnydipping.
 
2012-08-20 08:42:06 AM
If someone would write a song called "Naked Kansan in the Land of the Jews," Yoder would lose reelection.
 
2012-08-20 08:43:12 AM
This is what was going on when they took this trip.
This

July 27: Tea Party leaders: "If default hurts the Tea Party, so be it." Tea Party today: It's all Obama's fault
(333)

Teabaggers applaud and cheer at the news of US credit downgrade (video) (272)
 
2012-08-20 08:47:21 AM

Party Boy: This is what was going on when they took this trip.
This

July 27: Tea Party leaders: "If default hurts the Tea Party, so be it." Tea Party today: It's all Obama's fault
(333)

Teabaggers applaud and cheer at the news of US credit downgrade (video) (272)


Dang. And I though *I* had no life

/I can't even keep track of my laundry most weeks
 
2012-08-20 08:47:41 AM
Hmm, where are all the Fark Independents saying, "WHERE DA JUNKETS AT?"

I guess that's only funny when it's a black Democrat.
 
2012-08-20 08:51:21 AM
The FBI probed a late-night swim...

sounds like a great use of their time.
 
2012-08-20 08:52:20 AM

tomWright: Dang. And I though *I* had no life

/I can't even keep track of my laundry most weeks


I recall this trip.

That the news is not jumping on the problem that a whole collection of congresspeople took a AIPAC paid vacation during a very serious financial crisis is a big problem.

This should piss you off.
 
2012-08-20 08:53:56 AM
Gentlemen, I think we're overlooking an important issue.

The article said there were daughters of other congressmen there. How old were they? Did they see the penis? How close were they to the penis?
 
2012-08-20 08:54:08 AM
Wow, there is an awful lot of outrage over nudity in this thread.

If some of these Reps are hypocrites, fine, hit them for it, they deserve it.

But being naked is not harmful.*

It may be esthetically displeasing to some snowflakes that have been protected their entire lives from seeing the Human body except for approved pornographic purposes.

But it is not harmful.

/* except potentially harmful near power equipment
 
2012-08-20 08:59:48 AM

Party Boy: tomWright: Dang. And I though *I* had no life

/I can't even keep track of my laundry most weeks

I recall this trip.

That the news is not jumping on the problem that a whole collection of congresspeople took a AIPAC paid vacation during a very serious financial crisis is a big problem.

This should piss you off.


Yeah, it should. But my outrage circuits are burned out. I'll get them fixed when similar corruption on the Dem side is reported, rather than ignored.

I can't be bothered anymore. It's like a neighbor biatching over my other neighbors dandelions when they have a giant poison ivy fruiting and seeding the neighborhood, which somehow isn't a problem to them.
 
2012-08-20 09:00:07 AM

Party Boy: This should piss you off.


To be clear, the word "this" refers to these parts

I'm unconcerned about this guys balls.
 
2012-08-20 09:02:19 AM

tomWright: I'll get them fixed when similar corruption on the Dem side is reported


Party Boy: August 10, 2011
This week's reports that 20 percent of the U.S. Congress will be visiting Israel this month are stunning. Eighty-one members of Congress -- two thirds of them Republicans, 47 of them freshmen -- apparently think it is more important to be visiting Israel than it is to be at home dealing with the worst economic crisis in modern memory. America's economy is in flames and these guys are taking lobbyist-funded trips to what, watch Israelis take to the streets to protest the high-cost of living in that country?


1/3 were dems

Start getting it fixed.
 
2012-08-20 09:02:35 AM

tomWright: Party Boy: tomWright: Dang. And I though *I* had no life

/I can't even keep track of my laundry most weeks

I recall this trip.

That the news is not jumping on the problem that a whole collection of congresspeople took a AIPAC paid vacation during a very serious financial crisis is a big problem.

This should piss you off.

Yeah, it should. But my outrage circuits are burned out. I'll get them fixed when similar corruption on the Dem side is reported, rather than ignored.

I can't be bothered anymore. It's like a neighbor biatching over my other neighbors dandelions when they have a giant poison ivy fruiting and seeding the neighborhood, which somehow isn't a problem to them.


You're right, both sides ARE bad. In fact, they're entirely the same. So, who should I vote for again?
 
2012-08-20 09:03:45 AM

Jorn the Younger: tomWright: Party Boy: tomWright: Dang. And I though *I* had no life

/I can't even keep track of my laundry most weeks

I recall this trip.

That the news is not jumping on the problem that a whole collection of congresspeople took a AIPAC paid vacation during a very serious financial crisis is a big problem.

This should piss you off.

Yeah, it should. But my outrage circuits are burned out. I'll get them fixed when similar corruption on the Dem side is reported, rather than ignored.

I can't be bothered anymore. It's like a neighbor biatching over my other neighbors dandelions when they have a giant poison ivy fruiting and seeding the neighborhood, which somehow isn't a problem to them.

You're right, both sides ARE bad. In fact, they're entirely the same. So, who should I vote for again?


Likud
 
2012-08-20 09:05:55 AM
Is this blasphemy? Almost sounds like a Satanic ritual in a heavy metal song.
 
2012-08-20 09:06:18 AM
Jorn the Younger:
You're right, both sides ARE bad. In fact, they're entirely the same. So, who should I vote for again?


OOOH OO!!!

img42.imageshack.us

I know this one!!
 
2012-08-20 09:11:42 AM

xlbrooklyn: I'm having a hard time giving a shiat. Were the off the clock / done for the day? Apparently, yes. So what's the problem here?


Does your boss take off his clothes in front of you after hours? I can see a case possibly made for sexual harassment, if there were anyone complaining.

That said harassment is typically a civil matter, I'm not sure why the FBI is involved.
 
2012-08-20 09:12:23 AM
Republican Congressman Skinny Dips While on a Privately Funded Trip
www.tooconservative.com
Call Eric "Fast and Furious" Holder, Call the FBI
 
2012-08-20 09:16:45 AM
He fantasized he could walk on water sporting a massive hard-on. Wifey thought she was the virgin Mary.
 
2012-08-20 09:17:28 AM
I've been to Decks in Tiberias. Great restaurant, huge portions, fun atmosphere, great bar, great views on the water.

That all i've got.
 
2012-08-20 09:21:21 AM

MontanaDave: Ambivalence: Heaven forbid public money should go to getting poor kids school lunches. IT's so much more important to use it subsidizing drunken skinny dipping in foreign lands. Yes, that is a fantastic use of tax money as well as a fantastic diplomatic strategy.

If you had bothered to RTFA, you'd know it wasn't public money. But go ahead and enjoy your outrage.


Because private interest groups funding liquor ladened ""fact finding" vacations *bribes* makes it so much better.
 
2012-08-20 09:24:03 AM
From an Arizona Republic article:

"Ben and I and our daughter Evie were there together that evening in the Holy Land, although I was eight and a half months pregnant with her," Tiffany Quayle said in a written statement provided by Quayle's congressional office. "We were neither party nor witness to any of the inappropriate behavior described in the article, nor were we a part of, or aware of any inquiry. We did return to Arizona with some water from the Sea of Galilee to baptize Evie after she was born."



I wonder if she pulled the pubes out of the holy water before the baptism.
 
2012-08-20 09:26:36 AM
Thank God we have the FBI to protect the American taxpayer from Congressional swimming.
 
2012-08-20 09:26:38 AM
I don't care about them getting drunk and skinny dipping, I want to know what all those Republican congressmen, their staffs and their families are doing on a "fact finding" trip to Israel and who is paying for it?
 
2012-08-20 09:27:31 AM
So is he hung?
 
2012-08-20 09:30:48 AM

vernonFL: I don't care about them getting drunk and skinny dipping, I want to know what all those Republican congressmen, their staffs and their families are doing on a "fact finding" trip to Israel and who is paying for it?


2012-08-20 07:25:51 AM
 
2012-08-20 09:33:40 AM
I think what is asinine is that subby thinks C is a bad choice.
 
2012-08-20 09:33:54 AM

skinnycatullus: such a blatant disregard for Holy Land etiquette


Right, because the Sea of Galilee is, really, just a giant baptismal font filled with Holy Water.

Mark Twain seemed to have the right idea, swimming there twice a day, even.  Too bad we didn't have an FBI back then, to waste money investigating him for some unknowable offense.
 
2012-08-20 09:45:27 AM
I don't care but I do care that everybody knows I don't care, so there!
 
2012-08-20 10:50:41 AM
Meh. If this was the worse thing Congressional Republicans did, America would have been soooo much better off.
 
2012-08-20 10:55:58 AM

Jorn the Younger: tomWright: Party Boy: tomWright: Dang. And I though *I* had no life

/I can't even keep track of my laundry most weeks

I recall this trip.

That the news is not jumping on the problem that a whole collection of congresspeople took a AIPAC paid vacation during a very serious financial crisis is a big problem.

This should piss you off.

Yeah, it should. But my outrage circuits are burned out. I'll get them fixed when similar corruption on the Dem side is reported, rather than ignored.

I can't be bothered anymore. It's like a neighbor biatching over my other neighbors dandelions when they have a giant poison ivy fruiting and seeding the neighborhood, which somehow isn't a problem to them.

You're right, both sides ARE bad. In fact, they're entirely the same. So, who should I vote for again?


one of the silly parties, since they seem more serious than the serious parties
 
2012-08-20 10:58:36 AM

soy_bomb: Thank God we have the FBI to protect the American taxpayer from Congressional swimming.


tipOneil.jpg
 
2012-08-20 10:59:15 AM

FlashHarry: xlbrooklyn: I'm having a hard time giving a shiat. Were the off the clock / done for the day? Apparently, yes. So what's the problem here?

i really don't give a fark, but i wonder how republicans would feel if a similar cadre of freshmen dems were skinny dipping in, say, france.


Or could you imagine the Republican response if the Obama family took a "vacation" paid for by special interest groups to Israel, got drunk, and went skinny dipping in the Sea of Galilee?
 
2012-08-20 11:12:10 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
What I'm doing is merely swirling the water about. That's not a crime
 
2012-08-20 11:38:08 AM
John Quincy Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Theodore Roosevelt unavailable for comment.

Skinny dipping used to be a common, "family values" activity.
 
2012-08-20 11:46:31 AM
D) All of the Above.
 
2012-08-20 11:58:49 AM
I don't really see what the big deal is here...it didn't seem to insult Isrealis.

/Yes I'm fully aware that the same conservatives that agree with me now would be OUTRAGED if they were Democratic lawmakers.
 
2012-08-20 12:19:13 PM
A GOP congressman you say? I can't believe it was coed.
 
2012-08-20 12:30:18 PM

skinnycatullus: Also, the baby Jesus hates naked penises.


sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-08-20 12:52:29 PM
The Sea of Gallilee is a public place, no? If any male person gets nekkid in a public place, that is a "crime", right? Should this guy register as a sex offender? (In Mass, if I get caught peeing behind a tree, I need to register as a sex offender).

Also, how old was this girl? I'm sure Kansas has issues with him being nekkid around someone
If this is common behavior in Israel, then I'm fine with it (actually, I'm pretty much OK with skinny dipping in front of hot chicks, so don't really care.....just pointing out where the "crime" might be).
 
2012-08-20 12:54:29 PM

patrick767: A GOP congressman you say? I can't believe it was coed.


Well like Newt Gingrich says, he knows deep in President Obama's heart that President Obama wants to wave welfare work requirements for all and would do it if he could; I know deep in the hearts of the male Republicans on that trip they wished it were an all-male orgy and they would have had one if they could.
 
2012-08-20 01:04:06 PM

x-caliber: Also, how old was this girl? I'm sure Kansas has issues with him being nekkid around someone
If this is common behavior in Israel, then I'm fine with it (actually, I'm pretty much OK with skinny dipping in front of hot chicks, so don't really care.....just pointing out where the "crime" might be).


THAT'S what I'm saying. How close was his penis to the girl? How old was she? Did she see the penis? Can she describe it in detail? Let me guess, shaft balls some veins and hair?
 
2012-08-20 01:26:17 PM

powhound: okay....I don't have a problem with skinny dipping....

but.....answer this:

wouldn't you find it awkward to strip off your clothes in the presence of your co-worker's wives....and in one case apparently....daughter?

No matter how drunk I am I would not strip butt naked in that particular company. Then again, I can handle myself when drunk.


Being drunk =/= instantly turning into a lecherous rapist, and I'm fairly certain seeing a nude body won't cause mental damage to other men's wives or to children.
 
2012-08-20 01:28:36 PM
I see this as no big deal and would not influence me to despise him. Only one guy got upset about it.
And hey, you have to understand that if he were to swim in his underwear he'd end up having to carry them around or toss them in the trash because you can't just wear them underneath his Steffano Ricci pants all wet like that.

(Just guessin' on the pants.)
 
2012-08-20 01:35:33 PM

Savage Belief: The poutrage is because they're congressmen and they should know better. Also they're GOP, and presumably fundies, not to mention this is considered a holy site. Would any of the atheist elites here get shiatfaced and take a dump on an Aztec temple? It's less about the act of getting drunk and naked and more about respecting the special places of other cultures.


Since they weren't arrested for indecent exposure, I'm guessing that there aren't any laws against skinny-dipping over there. And I'm still trying to find the difference between swimming in a pair of trunks and swimming the way we were born and why I should be outraged at it.

/yes, I don't think highly of the right at the moment, but for God's sake swimming naked at a beach where the natives do it is not something to get upset about
 
2012-08-20 01:36:28 PM
Were they trying to do this?
www.close-upfilm.com

//hezi-homo?
 
2012-08-20 01:37:07 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah: Savage Belief: The poutrage is because they're congressmen and they should know better. Also they're GOP, and presumably fundies, not to mention this is considered a holy site. Would any of the atheist elites here get shiatfaced and take a dump on an Aztec temple? It's less about the act of getting drunk and naked and more about respecting the special places of other cultures.

Since they weren't arrested for indecent exposure, I'm guessing that there aren't any laws against skinny-dipping over there. And I'm still trying to find the difference between swimming in a pair of trunks and swimming the way we were born and why I should be outraged at it.

/yes, I don't think highly of the right at the moment, but for God's sake swimming naked at a beach where the natives do it is not something to get upset about


pretty sure Jesus didn't own a swim suit
 
2012-08-20 02:25:32 PM
Well, it ain't Lake Minnetonka.
 
2012-08-20 03:22:57 PM
 
2012-08-20 04:26:02 PM

Jorn the Younger: degenerate-afro: At least it didn't cost American tax payers 200 billion dollars a day.

At least it didn't require Nasa to blow up the moon.

At least it didn't bring the Martians down on us with their death rays.

At least it didn't create an active volcano under the homes of every American taxpayer.

/This is fun


It appears that you are not aware of President Fartbongo's vacation in India that cost American tax payers 200 Trillion dollars per second.
 
2012-08-20 04:26:05 PM
Since nobody became pregnant after the incident we can assume that any rape that happened was legitemate rape.
 
2012-08-21 03:25:26 AM

degenerate-afro: Jorn the Younger: degenerate-afro: At least it didn't cost American tax payers 200 billion dollars a day.

At least it didn't require Nasa to blow up the moon.

At least it didn't bring the Martians down on us with their death rays.

At least it didn't create an active volcano under the homes of every American taxpayer.

/This is fun

It appears that you are not aware of President Fartbongo's vacation in India that cost American tax payers 200 Trillion dollars per second.


So you're saying that to play your game I can only make up stuff about the President?

Ok.

At least it didn't require Obama to blow up the moon.

At least it didn't bring Obama down on us with his Martian death rays.

At least it didn't cause Obama to create an active volcano under the homes of every American taxpayer.

/though now that I think about it, that last one would be a terrific boon to the geothermal energy industry
 
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