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2012-08-29 07:34:57 PM
Boner will be invisible against that backdrop.
 
2012-08-29 07:35:08 PM
Are they going to invoke MLK? I can feel it coming.
 
2012-08-29 07:35:37 PM

King Something: No tape delay here.


Good call.

alizeran: Boner will be invisible against that backdrop.


He'll be the brighter swirl of orange.
 
2012-08-29 07:35:50 PM
"You can't tell the Tang family that they didn't build that!" Rand Paul-proving you don't have to think in order to remain capable of breathing.
 
2012-08-29 07:35:53 PM
I had my local Ron Paul supporter today argue with me that President Obama is far, far to the left of President Kennedy.

Some people just life in a permanent state of altered reality. What I can't figure out is why they'd want to do that? Conservatives are just so afraid of everything all the time these days. Seems like a horrible existence.
 
2012-08-29 07:35:55 PM
If anything important happens, Jon or Steve will fill me in.
 
2012-08-29 07:36:01 PM

bsharitt: I can't wait to hear the GOP's bold plan to restore America!


Go back in time and kill George Bush?

/tax cuts plus increased war spending = disaster
 
2012-08-29 07:36:01 PM
Rand Paul's career - he didn't build that
 
2012-08-29 07:36:20 PM

Will-Mun: I think if James Madison was here today he would


be thinking that all the black people were sent back to Africa, because there certainly aren't any in the room.
 
2012-08-29 07:36:29 PM
How many anecdotes does this man have?
 
2012-08-29 07:36:42 PM
HELLO FREEDOM MAN

YOU GAVE ME BREAST CANCER
 
2012-08-29 07:36:44 PM

Pochas: noblewolf: Frank and Beans: Republicans are waging a War on Women.

Other than the abortion issue, how are they waging a war on women? Are they removing the right to vote? Are they loosing jobs if the Republicans win? Exactly what are they going to loose?

I'm interested in your facts on the issue.

/I'm being serious. How are women going to suffer.

Paul Ryan voted against equal pay for women and the republican governor of Wisconsin actually repealed it.

In Arizona, republicans have created what I call a Schrodinger's womb. In Arizona a woman is now legally pregnant two weeks before conception. But she isn't actually pregnant. But legally she is. So she both is and is not pregnant until she has sex, then the wavefunction collapses.

Then there is the esteemed senator Akin who believes women's bodies are pregnany-from-rape proof. That disipicable moron also happens to sit on the house science committee (More like the house derp committee amirite?)

That's jsut what I can think of off the top of my head but there you go


First off let me state that I am absolutely PRO-CHOICE and an atheist. I absolutely do not agree with the far right or religious zealots. As I said, other than the Abortion issue, which I state above, I am pro choice. But that is just one issue of womens rights. I do not know of any laws that are trying to be passed by anyone that would limit a womans rights other than the abortion issues which I disagree with. As for equal pay for genders, that should already be in the discrimination laws. Any woman has the right to sue for discrimination based on gender. Passing or not passing a law stating so is just another law that is just not being enforced. Enforce the ones they have now. And as for Akins, every party has their morons. To say otherwise is just false. So I ask again, other than the abortion issue, what are the republican party doing to wage war on women. There has to be more than that? The abortion issue is decades old, and I don't foresee any laws that can be passed that will pass a supreme court trial for constitutionality. I appreciate your input, even though others think I'm trying to troll.
 
2012-08-29 07:36:46 PM

Felgraf: AIDS


Oh shiat, nice find I won't waste my time with such stupid. Sounds like my conservative nutjob friend who was convinced 9/11 was an inside job, then STILL VOTED FOR BUSH IN 04.
 
2012-08-29 07:36:59 PM

Satanic_Hamster: noblewolf: Frank and Beans: Republicans are waging a War on Women.

Other than the abortion issue, how are they waging a war on women? Are they removing the right to vote? Are they loosing jobs if the Republicans win? Exactly what are they going to loose?

I'm interested in your facts on the issue.

/I'm being serious. How are women going to suffer.

Birth control access, healthcare access in general, vaginal probes, removal of the Violence Against Women Act, removal of Equal Pay laws, making it legal for US contractors overseas to literally rape their female employees, removal of title 9, removal of any sort of financial assistance for single mothers, making it legal to rape a women if she gets pregnant, making it illegal of private insurance to cover rape abortions or birth control, removal of funding for rape survivor counseling, jailing of any women who miscarries and can't prove it was natural, making it legal for a hospital to give an abortion to woman who will die without it even if the fetus is dead, legalizing rape since it's a gift from God, forced vaginal probing of women against their will, banning of pre-natal care, declaring single mothers as child abusers legally, allow anyone at your company access to a woman's medical records so they can tell if she's a slut or not, making it harder to leave an abusive marriage, removing woman's suffrage, and that's just off the top of my head over the last year.



See? I crossed out all of those things because they're just another way to say "the abortion issue" which has already been excluded from consideration. So pretty much all you're left with is rape. Ergo, there is no War on Women.
 
2012-08-29 07:37:08 PM
Rand Paul reminds me why I wouldn't vote for Ron Paul.
 
2012-08-29 07:37:14 PM
jumpityjump.com
 
2012-08-29 07:37:56 PM
Who are these minor characters he's bringing up? I think we got the point about "building that".

Move on to the next point, Rand.
 
2012-08-29 07:38:01 PM
It's kind of stunning how many eggs they're able to fit into the YOU DIDN'T BUILD THAT basket.
 
2012-08-29 07:38:03 PM

codergirl42:
Lets start with women making 77 cents for every dollar men make.


We need some humor in this bleak convention, so:

Bill Burr Stand-up on Women's Rights
 
2012-08-29 07:38:18 PM

King Something: "You didn't build that."

Apparently, business success is how roads are paved.


Actually, um, without the centralized government of the United States of America, these businesses would never have existed, for they rely on the central currency and central protection of the assets which have been provided at great cost over the centuries, so the whole Rresponse is uneducated and arrogant at best. AND, you keep trumpeting it?

Are you daft?
 
2012-08-29 07:38:19 PM
Mr. Paul, Huang was a friend of mine.

You're no Haang.
 
2012-08-29 07:38:39 PM
Mr Exxon Mobile?
 
2012-08-29 07:39:02 PM

Will-Mun: How many anecdotes does this man have?


For the Paulian sort of conservative, "anecdote" is the same as "hard facts" or "scientific data".

What's weird is this guy being so focused on immigrant stories while being a proponent of hard-nosed immigration policy.

It's also yet another speech that is focused on anything other than Mitt Romney.
 
2012-08-29 07:39:04 PM

Indubitably: King Something: "You didn't build that."

Apparently, business success is how roads are paved.

Actually, um, without the centralized government of the United States of America, these businesses would never have existed, for they rely on the central currency and central protection of the assets which have been provided at great cost over the centuries, so the whole Rresponse is uneducated and arrogant at best. AND, you keep trumpeting it?

Are you daft?


P.S. Not you, King, I'm writing rhetorically as I'm sometimes wont to do.
 
2012-08-29 07:39:08 PM

CynicalLA: Why would anyone watch that crap. Watching people lie their asses off doesn't seem like good entertainment.


You're on Fark.
 
2012-08-29 07:39:16 PM

crotchgrabber: Mr Exxon Mobile?


Corps are people.
 
2012-08-29 07:39:17 PM

natazha: If anything important happens, Jon or Steve will fill me in.


Since they are a day behind due to the time they tape and you are a Farker, if anything important happens you will see it long before then.
 
2012-08-29 07:39:18 PM

T-Servo: The Dog Ate My Homework: Is this the night when they announce their bold, innovative new ideas like cutting taxes for the rich, cutting social programs, and spending more on the military?

[i151.photobucket.com image 574x468]

What night have they not said that?


Well, going from that word-cloud article, they avoided issues like the economy, or education, or taxes, or social programs and spend most of their time saying "AMERICA."

/did not watch/listen
 
2012-08-29 07:39:23 PM
Do the other wives in Romney's harem get to be on TV?
 
2012-08-29 07:39:29 PM

alizeran: Boner will be invisible against that backdrop.


I just ignore it.

media.tumblr.com
 
2012-08-29 07:39:33 PM

sprawl15: It's kind of stunning how many eggs they're able to fit into the YOU DIDN'T BUILD THAT basket.


well, "57 states" has kind of played out

/Bill Ayers!
 
2012-08-29 07:39:45 PM

noblewolf: Frank and Beans: Republicans are waging a War on Women.

Other than the abortion issue, how are they waging a war on women? Are they removing the right to vote? Are they loosing jobs if the Republicans win? Exactly what are they going to loose?

I'm interested in your facts on the issue.

/I'm being serious. How are women going to suffer.


The unified hostility to the Lilly Ledbeder act is a pretty good example.
 
2012-08-29 07:40:05 PM
6 Trillion dollars in just one term, wow, that is a lot...


....Hey how much did Bush end up spending? Oh... Oh we don't talk about that here? Sorry.
 
2012-08-29 07:40:13 PM

noblewolf: Pochas: noblewolf: Frank and Beans: Republicans are waging a War on Women.

Other than the abortion issue, how are they waging a war on women? Are they removing the right to vote? Are they loosing jobs if the Republicans win? Exactly what are they going to loose?

I'm interested in your facts on the issue.

/I'm being serious. How are women going to suffer.

Paul Ryan voted against equal pay for women and the republican governor of Wisconsin actually repealed it.

In Arizona, republicans have created what I call a Schrodinger's womb. In Arizona a woman is now legally pregnant two weeks before conception. But she isn't actually pregnant. But legally she is. So she both is and is not pregnant until she has sex, then the wavefunction collapses.

Then there is the esteemed senator Akin who believes women's bodies are pregnany-from-rape proof. That disipicable moron also happens to sit on the house science committee (More like the house derp committee amirite?)

That's jsut what I can think of off the top of my head but there you go

First off let me state that I am absolutely PRO-CHOICE and an atheist. I absolutely do not agree with the far right or religious zealots. As I said, other than the Abortion issue, which I state above, I am pro choice. But that is just one issue of womens rights. I do not know of any laws that are trying to be passed by anyone that would limit a womans rights other than the abortion issues which I disagree with. As for equal pay for genders, that should already be in the discrimination laws. Any woman has the right to sue for discrimination based on gender. Passing or not passing a law stating so is just another law that is just not being enforced. Enforce the ones they have now. And as for Akins, every party has their morons. To say otherwise is just false. So I ask again, other than the abortion issue, what are the republican party doing to wage war on women. There has to be more than that? The abortion issue is decades ...


My point (in case you missed it) is that Paul Ryan tried to get rid of the laws that will allow women to sue for discrimination based on gender. (cause you did miss it)

Also, on top of all the other stuff I mentioned but somehow apparently doesnt matter to you, fark independent (tm), is that their economic polices particularly hurt single mothers.
 
2012-08-29 07:40:16 PM
I want a live rape-baby birth on the jumbo-tron.
 
2012-08-29 07:40:19 PM
With an exciting star-studded cast like that, I'll definitely be tuning in.

Gut social security and medicaid/medicare! Gut taxes on the wealthy even further! Raise the military budget, which is obviously too low!!!

I'll be cheering so hard I'm going to lose my voice.
 
2012-08-29 07:40:36 PM

Indubitably: Indubitably: King Something: "You didn't build that."

Apparently, business success is how roads are paved.

Actually, um, without the centralized government of the United States of America, these businesses would never have existed, for they rely on the central currency and central protection of the assets which have been provided at great cost over the centuries, so the whole Rresponse is uneducated and arrogant at best. AND, you keep trumpeting it?

Are you daft?

P.S. Not you, King, I'm writing rhetorically as I'm sometimes wont to do.


P.P.S. "Standing on the shoulders of Giants," as it were?
 
2012-08-29 07:40:36 PM
So much hate... so much... can't read the rest of this thread.
 
2012-08-29 07:40:56 PM
Since they're sticking with the "we built that" theme, I'll repost this, and do with it what you may.

Let's go to the transcript. Here's what the president said on July 13:

"Look, if you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own. You didn't get there on your own. I'm always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something -- there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.

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. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn't get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet."



Here's the excerpt from Romney's speech:

"Tonight we cheer the Olympians, who only yesterday were children themselves," Romney said. "As we watch them over the next 16 days, we affirm that our aspirations, and those of our children and grandchildren, can become reality. We salute you Olympians - both because you dreamed and because you paid the price to make your dreams real. You guys pushed yourself, drove yourself, sacrificed, trained and competed time and again at winning and losing."

"You Olympians, however, know you didn't get here solely on your own power," said Romney, who on Friday will attend the Opening Ceremonies of this year's Summer Olympics. "For most of you, loving parents, sisters or brothers, encouraged your hopes, coaches guided, communities built venues in order to organize competitions. All Olympians stand on the shoulders of those who lifted them. We've already cheered the Olympians, let's also cheer the parents, coaches, and communities. All right! [pumps fist]."
 
2012-08-29 07:41:11 PM
Military spending should be cut too.

Maybe this is something we can discuss rationally and come up with a reasonable compromise that puts us in a better position going into this 21st century.

NAH...
 
2012-08-29 07:41:13 PM

Indubitably: King Something: "You didn't build that."

Apparently, business success is how roads are paved.

Actually, um, without the centralized government of the United States of America, these businesses would never have existed, for they rely on the central currency and central protection of the assets which have been provided at great cost over the centuries, so the whole Rresponse is uneducated and arrogant at best. AND, you keep trumpeting it?

Are you daft?


Your counterfactual lacks credulity.
 
2012-08-29 07:41:22 PM

Jekylman: CynicalLA: Why would anyone watch that crap. Watching people lie their asses off doesn't seem like good entertainment.

You're on Fark.


At least the lies here are entertaining. The RNC's are just terrifying.

/puts monocle back in
//hops on unicorn & flies away
///slashies come in threes
 
2012-08-29 07:41:29 PM

noblewolf: I do not know of any laws that are trying to be passed by anyone that would limit a womans rights other than the abortion issues which I disagree with. As for equal pay for genders, that should already be in the discrimination laws. Any woman has the right to sue for discrimination based on gender. Passing or not passing a law stating so is just another law that is just not being enforced. Enforce the ones they have now. And as for Akins, every party has their morons. To say otherwise is just false. So I ask again, other than the abortion issue, what are the republican party doing to wage war on women. There has to be more than that? The abortion issue is decades old, and I don't foresee any laws that can be passed that will pass a supreme court trial for constitutionality. I appreciate your input, even though others think I'm trying to troll.


Dude people have listed it. You are ignoring what people have told you. Yes it's discrimination but the Republicans try to pass laws that make it impossible for you to actually sue.

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009

Also they don't think contraception for women should be considered standard healthcare for women. That was brought up, which you also ignored. You also ignored many other issues that were listed.
 
2012-08-29 07:41:39 PM
Wow... did... did he admit that the Military Budget is bloated? I mean, slightly imply it?
 
2012-08-29 07:41:40 PM

Tarl3k: noblewolf: Frank and Beans: Republicans are waging a War on Women.

Other than the abortion issue, how are they waging a war on women? Are they removing the right to vote? Are they loosing jobs if the Republicans win? Exactly what are they going to loose?

I'm interested in your facts on the issue.

/I'm being serious. How are women going to suffer.

First, I believe it was Republicans that passed a law in a state that said before a women could get a parasite removed from her body, she had to have a "transvaginal" ultrasound, which, if you have seen what is used to do that, is on par with forcibly raping a woman. Second, Republicans have a history of believing that women who use birth control are "sluts and prostitutes". And before you tell me "That was just some sensationalist radio host" keep in mind that he received a LOT of support from Republicans after he said that. Third, and finally, for now, there are republicans that believe that there is such a thing as "forcible rape" (as if rape is the kind of thing that should be broken down between forcible and non-forcible). That is basically the tip of the iceberg as to why Republicans are waging a war on women...


Do you think sex between a 19 year old and a 17 year old is rape? Should someone who has been dating in high school for 3 years be branded a rapist, for something that he was allowed to do before he was 18? Rape is horrible, and anyone who commits rape (the kind where it is not consensual ) should be set on fire and used as feed for a hog farm. I will have to research more on the force able and non-force able rape the Republicans are talking about.
 
2012-08-29 07:41:45 PM
Convention goers like to wear lots of flare.
 
2012-08-29 07:42:13 PM

Will-Mun: Wow... did... did he admit that the Military Budget is bloated? I mean, slightly imply it?


No, he said it outright.
 
2012-08-29 07:42:25 PM

Badgers: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 640x429]

/Well, this escalated quickly.


Not sure why you are posting a picture of a democrat organization... could you clarify?
 
2012-08-29 07:42:26 PM

ProfessorOhki: Well, going from that word-cloud article, they avoided issues like the economy, or education, or taxes, or social programs and spend most of their time saying "AMERICA."

/did not watch/listen


I can't stand to watch, either. I'm going to get drunk and watch Prometheus in a darkened theater, which will be much less frightening.
 
2012-08-29 07:42:37 PM

macdaddy357: Do the other wives in Romney's harem get to be on TV?


There are more than enough valid reasons to criticize Romney, if you want to create false narratives join Romney's campaign team.
 
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