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2012-08-21 02:19:15 PM  
The GOP lemming rush to Tampa is on:

i.chzbgr.com
 
2012-08-21 02:21:39 PM  
Building roads, bridges, and schools: Bad.

Redistributing the money of the public to the wealthy and powerful: Good.
 
2012-08-21 02:26:47 PM  
jesus christ - isn't anyone going to point out that obama never said "you didn't build that" in reference to small businesses? isn't anyone in the "MSM" going to point out that the central theme of the GOP convention is built on a F*CKING LIE?
 
2012-08-21 02:27:13 PM  
Dear GOP

Use of the term "We" in your theme instead of "I" kind of proves the Presidents point.

Sincerely
Your old enemy
Logic
 
2012-08-21 02:28:12 PM  

FlashHarry: jesus christ - isn't anyone going to point out that obama never said "you didn't build that" in reference to small businesses? isn't anyone in the "MSM" going to point out that the central theme of the GOP convention is built on a F*CKING LIE?


Oddly enough, the article posted the quote with context.
 
2012-08-21 02:31:32 PM  

Aarontology: FlashHarry: jesus christ - isn't anyone going to point out that obama never said "you didn't build that" in reference to small businesses? isn't anyone in the "MSM" going to point out that the central theme of the GOP convention is built on a F*CKING LIE?

Oddly enough, the article posted the quote with context.


i'm guessing they figure that their readers have already made up their minds on the subject and that the sentence is too complex for them to understand to what the demonstrative pronoun "that" refers.
 
2012-08-21 02:34:50 PM  

NuttierThanEver: Dear GOP

Use of the term "We" in your theme instead of "I" kind of proves the Presidents point.

Sincerely
Your old enemy
Logic


This.
 
2012-08-21 02:34:51 PM  
(City on Rock and Roll)
 
2012-08-21 02:36:06 PM  

kbronsito: NuttierThanEver: Dear GOP

Use of the term "We" in your theme instead of "I" kind of proves the Presidents point.

Sincerely
Your old enemy
Logic

This.


Oh wait... what if they meant the Royal "we"? You know, the editorial...
 
2012-08-21 02:39:27 PM  

FlashHarry: jesus christ - isn't anyone going to point out that obama never said "you didn't build that" in reference to small businesses? isn't anyone in the "MSM" going to point out that the central theme of the GOP convention is built on a F*CKING LIE?


Pfft! The MSM exists to read, not to explain.
 
2012-08-21 02:39:32 PM  
GOP 2012
WE GOT NUTHIN!
 
2012-08-21 02:43:00 PM  
If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business -- you didn't build that.

i'm genuinely curious to hear a romney true believer explain "you didn't build this" to me. you know obama was referring to infrastructure and not small businesses - yet your master keeps lying about it in every tv spot and at every appearance. and now he's even incorporated the lie into their convention.

please explain why this is ok.

i'll wait.
 
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2012-08-21 02:46:15 PM  

FlashHarry: jesus christ - isn't anyone going to point out that obama never said "you didn't build that" in reference to small businesses? isn't anyone in the "MSM" going to point out that the central theme of the GOP convention is built on a F*CKING LIE?


The entire party is built on lies. What's one more?
 
2012-08-21 02:47:28 PM  

FlashHarry: If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business -- you didn't build that.

i'm genuinely curious to hear a romney true believer explain "you didn't build this" to me. you know obama was referring to infrastructure and not small businesses - yet your master keeps lying about it in every tv spot and at every appearance. and now he's even incorporated the lie into their convention.

please explain why this is ok.

i'll wait.


hope you have a nice book to read, you'll be waiting for a while.
 
2012-08-21 02:48:24 PM  

ManateeGag: hope you have a nice book to read, you'll be waiting for a while.


i have fark. i can wait forever!
 
2012-08-21 02:49:42 PM  

NuttierThanEver: Dear GOP

Use of the term "We" in your theme instead of "I" kind of proves the Presidents point.

Sincerely
Your old enemy
Logic


Unfortunately their old ally, cognitive dissonance, takes pot-shots at logic every time it enters their yard.
 
2012-08-21 02:50:44 PM  

FlashHarry: please explain why this is ok.


Especially since Romney said more or less the same thing when talking about Olympic athletes.
 
2012-08-21 02:53:36 PM  
So its an entire convention build on egoism and self-centeredness. Lovely.
 
2012-08-21 02:58:21 PM  
not to mention, "we built this!" sounds like something a four-year-old would say. hang on - maybe that's appropriate.

"i built this!"

-- willard romney, age 4.
 
2012-08-21 03:02:34 PM  
We Built 38% of This.
 
2012-08-21 03:03:35 PM  
i1151.photobucket.com
We built this!
 
2012-08-21 03:04:30 PM  
You know what the Democrats should use as a theme for their convention?

"We Built This"
 
2012-08-21 03:04:47 PM  
thesilvertongueonline.com
 
2012-08-21 03:09:35 PM  

FlashHarry: not to mention, "we built this!" sounds like something a four-year-old would say. hang on - maybe that's appropriate.

"i built this!"

-- willard romney, age 4.


static.stuff.co.nz
 
2012-08-21 03:10:39 PM  

The RNC will hold its "We Built This!" session in a publicly owned arena constructed with 62% public financing (sales taxes, city bonds).

- NY Review of Books (@nybooks) August 21, 2012
 
2012-08-21 03:10:46 PM  
Fun Fact: Tampa Florida was founded by the US Army as a base to kill Indians and escaped slaves.

So yeah, "we built this" All American city, alright.
 
2012-08-21 03:13:22 PM  
Nice to see that they have so little integrity left that they will build a campaign on something that they very well know wasn't actually said. Party of unabashed liars.They DID build that on their own.
 
2012-08-21 03:15:52 PM  
still waiting, btw.

come on, republicans! defend this!
 
2012-08-21 03:19:55 PM  
After RTFA, I actually have to give FOX some kudos. Look what they wrote:

Describing what he noted as the federal government's role in helping the private sector, the president pointed to infrastructure and education.

"Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive," the president said of business owners. "Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business - you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."

Opponents have seized on the "you didn't build that" line in television ads, web videos, stump speeches and interviews, while the Obama campaign says the president meant business owners didn't build roads and schools
.


That is actually pretty fair and balanced, I have to say.

Fox News acting like a reputable news source? Well played, Mayans
 
2012-08-21 03:21:14 PM  
Will Marconi play the mamba?
 
2012-08-21 03:22:24 PM  
ClownShoes party is Clownshoes. Assuming there was one left in the nation, I'd love to hear what an intellectually honest, moderately intelligent Republican has to say about this. We know you have to keep up pretenses and all, but in the dark of the night when no one else ever need know and you can answer honestly, how bad do you feel that your party has come to this? At what point, if any, is your loyalty strained to the breaking point? At some point it wont be just rhetoric and rehashed talking points spouted on the net. You'll actually have to go into the booth and pull the lever for Romney. It would almost make someone feel pity for you.

Mark it down, despite what the numbers at the end of the election show, within ten years there will be no living human that admits to voting for this Clownshoes candidate, or supporting this GOP party's absolutely astoundingly stupid campaign.
 
2012-08-21 03:26:29 PM  
does this mean that the GOP is going to give back the $50 million the Federal government gave them for security at the convention?
 
2012-08-21 03:29:04 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: (City on Rock and Roll)


If you can find me a shiattier 80s song, I'd love to hear it. That song makes my ears bleed.
 
2012-08-21 03:29:35 PM  
It doesn't help that Romney said pretty much the exact same thing Obama said, after Obama said it and Romney criticized him for it.
 
2012-08-21 03:29:39 PM  

Weaver95: does this mean that the GOP is going to give back the $50 million the Federal government gave them for security at the convention?


Too late! They billed that.
 
2012-08-21 03:30:23 PM  

FlashHarry: still waiting, btw.

come on, republicans! defend this!


I think most of them are in hiding with all the rape talk today. not even the trolliest of trolls are trying to defend that.
 
2012-08-21 03:33:43 PM  

Coco LaFemme: If you can find me a shiattier 80s song, I'd love to hear it.


Owner of a lonely heart - Yes

Touch and Go - Emerson Lake and Powell

But yeah, "We built this city" is the worst song of the '80s.
 
2012-08-21 03:36:14 PM  

Coco LaFemme: AdolfOliverPanties: (City on Rock and Roll)

If you can find me a shiattier 80s song, I'd love to hear it. That song makes my ears bleed.


Well, that's pretty subjective, but this should be in the running.
 
2012-08-21 03:37:29 PM  
And Hurricane Gordon is going to tear it down!
 
2012-08-21 03:40:30 PM  

Diogenes: And Hurricane Gordon is going to tear it down!


It would be great if FEMA had to rescue everyone at the convention. Irony meters everywhere would explode.
 
2012-08-21 03:41:29 PM  

ManateeGag: I think most of them are in hiding with all the rape talk today. not even the trolliest of trolls are trying to defend that.


well, apart from congressman steve king. but then he's a master troll.
 
2012-08-21 03:41:44 PM  
Well, this is certainly retarded.

Why don't we come up with mottos for the DNC, if the Democrats had done something as childish as picking the name based on a Bushism?

"Pledging to Put Food on Your Table, Not on Your Family."
 
2012-08-21 03:45:14 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: It would be great if FEMA had to rescue everyone at the convention. Irony meters everywhere would explode.


FEMA Camps! Oh wow invest in underwear, there would be a spike in underwear sales from the pants pissing.
 
2012-08-21 03:45:26 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Diogenes: And Hurricane Gordon is going to tear it down!

It would be great if FEMA had to rescue everyone at the convention. Irony meters everywhere would explode.


Wrong. It would be a tragedy if a Hurricane hits a major population area. It would be a disaster. The only silver lining would be if FEMA had to rescue everyone at the convention. Irony meters everywhere would explode
 
2012-08-21 03:46:01 PM  
After consultation with their media and brand planners, Jefferson Starship?
 
2012-08-21 03:46:16 PM  
timeswampland.files.wordpress.com

Those large video panels behind the stage are tempting.

Someone should submit a copy for a Photoshop contest.
 
2012-08-21 03:48:03 PM  

Coco LaFemme: AdolfOliverPanties: (City on Rock and Roll)
If you can find me a shiattier 80s song, I'd love to hear it. That song makes my ears bleed.


It's in the running, for sure. But I think certain 1980s pieces of crap such as "Wake Me Up (Before You Go Go)," "Puttin' On the Ritz," and, especially, "Sussudio" may be even worse. And, of course, there's another song I can think of that's in the running, but if I linked to the Youtube video I'd be accused of Rickrolling.
 
2012-08-21 03:48:24 PM  

FlashHarry: i'm genuinely curious to hear a romney true believer explain "you didn't build this" to me. you know obama was referring to infrastructure and not small businesses - yet your master keeps lying about it in every tv spot and at every appearance. and now he's even incorporated the lie into their convention.

please explain why this is ok.

i'll wait.


Because it largely is a distinction without a difference, for two reasons:

1) Infrastructure is a necessary precondition to modern society, but it is not a sufficient one.. If it was a sufficient condition, everyone would be minimally successful, and we could have an absolute flat tax ("$X trillion cost / Y million people = your share. Pay up.") to ensure upkeep. It isn't, so we can't. The difference comes from variations in personal productivity and luck*, both of which can be influenced by work or the lack of the same.

2) Those earlier infrastructure projects were paid by taxes, too. The US government does not mine gold to pay teachers, or manufacture asphalt and industrial-grade machinery. It levies taxes, on private profit, to pay government salaries and to contract work. Even if every single one of this year's businesses were completely new enterprises, that wouldn't change the fact that taxes paid by private enterprise predicated all the infrastructure we see and use. And of course, most businesses aren't new. Most are ongoing -- and the people employed have already paid years worth of taxes to build and/or maintain the infrastructure in place.

Regardless of which reading you use, it's a slap in the face to the people whose labor and prosperity are a necessary precondition to infrastructure. The Federal Highway Authority needs taxpayers to build a road more than the taxpayers need the FHA.

* "Luck" deserves it's own sub-discussion, because we use the word to mean two things: unexpected events and unforeseen events. For examples: a meteor totaling your car is a failure of expectation; not performing oil changes on your car is a lack of foresight. Both are considered bad luck to have happen on the way to a job interview, but car maintenance is in your control. We elide the two distinctions because obviously no person can be 100% on top of every possible thing to control in their lives at all times. That said, the more control you have over your own life, the more likely "luck" will turn out in your favor. There just aren't that many (literal or figurative) automobile-crushing meteor strikes.
 
2012-08-21 03:49:41 PM  

FlashHarry: jesus christ - isn't anyone going to point out that obama never said "you didn't build that" in reference to small businesses? isn't anyone in the "MSM" going to point out that the central theme of the GOP convention is built on a F*CKING LIE?


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NO NO NO HE DIDN'T SAY WHAT HE SAID. HIS PRESS RELEASE HOURS LATER IS WHAT HE REALLY SAID!!
 
2012-08-21 03:50:22 PM  

gerrymander: Infrastructure is a necessary precondition to modern society, but it is not a sufficient one.


This can easily be flipped back on the individual - hard work and intelligence are necessary preconditions to success most of the time, but not sufficient.

But god forbid you say that in public.
 
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