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(Patch)   Republican National Convention discussion thread. Heavy hitters include Paul Ryan, Condoleeza Rice, John McCain, Tim Pawlenty, and RAND PAUL. LGT schedule   (lakeville.patch.com ) divider line 2125
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2012-08-29 08:20:16 PM  

kimwim: What are we supposed to do, go in unilaterally and take out Assad ourselves? Who are we, the cops of the world? I could see the soul drain out of his face as he spoke.


The fact this is a talking point while they're angry at government spending too much speaks great levels of cognitive dissonance.
 
2012-08-29 08:20:16 PM  

Earguy: OK, Chris Matthews is being a little over the top.


No he's not. We will have the same neocon foriegn policy idiots under Romney that we had under Bush. We will invade either Iran,Syria or both.
 
2012-08-29 08:20:18 PM  

redundantman: [x06.xanga.com image 560x420]
Could be worse?


Shoop de doop de derp de doop de doop...;)
 
2012-08-29 08:20:19 PM  

theknuckler_33: Damned, I just watched about 3 minutes of McCain's speech and I'm already bleeding from my ears. How the fark are you guys taking this?


Mute is your friend.
 
2012-08-29 08:20:21 PM  

redundantman: Do the Democrats have music that is this embarasingly bad?


Lord... It went from "Late Night with..." to that shiatty elevator music call centers use when you're on hold.
 
2012-08-29 08:20:30 PM  

redundantman: x06.xanga.com
Could be worse?


Looks like Zaphoid Beeblebrox.femalegazing.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-29 08:20:54 PM  

quizzical: Please enjoy the Saturday Night Live band while the networks go to commercial.


I just can't stand that C-Span isn't in hi def. And my TV stretches the aspect ratio to make everyone look even fatter. So when the talking heads chatter, I go to C-span, then when the speeches are on go I to CNN. MSNBC is too shrill, and Fox is, well, Fox.
 
2012-08-29 08:21:25 PM  
I really wish McCain had won over Bush in 2000. As he got older he obviously never grew out of the 80s/90s and basically has been going downhill for a good decade, but poor McCain was an old school moderate Republican and his party gave up on him.
 
2012-08-29 08:21:34 PM  

theknuckler_33: Damned, I just watched about 3 minutes of McCain's speech and I'm already bleeding from my ears. How the fark are you guys taking this?


Perspective. All of this stuff is very interesting so long as you look at it academically, even if you disagree with it.
 
2012-08-29 08:21:43 PM  
I can't believe you republicans dumbasses wanted this doddering old man to be president a mere 4 years ago. No way in hell he wouldn't have stroked out within the first year.
 
2012-08-29 08:21:44 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: Ol' Mitchy doesn't do "excitement" or other positive emotions very well.
I almost felt bad for him.


Why? He doesn't feel bad for you (or anyone else).
 
2012-08-29 08:22:22 PM  

Altitude5280: Maddow:"McCain never mentioned Osama Bin Laden. " /Can you just imagine the rhetoric if Osama was still alive?


The GOP downplay of OBL's death was pretty amazing.

GOP: Obama is one letter from Osama. He will be Osama's best friend and they will conspire together to destroy Americ-

Obama: Hey, guys. I sent some Nave SEALs into Pakistan and killed Bin Ladan.

GOP: OH MY GOD! NOBODY FARKING CARES! BIG DEAL!
 
2012-08-29 08:22:26 PM  

Will-Mun: redundantman: Do the Democrats have music that is this embarasingly bad?

Lord... It went from "Late Night with..." to that shiatty elevator music call centers use when you're on hold.


The damn Republicans are pandering to that lucrative pathetically outdated musician demographic again ..
 
2012-08-29 08:22:29 PM  

kimwim: redundantman: x06.xanga.com
Could be worse?

Looks like Zaphoid Beeblebrox.[femalegazing.files.wordpress.com image 293x271]


His other arm is too close to his body, no?

;)
 
2012-08-29 08:22:37 PM  
wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo old white band
 
2012-08-29 08:23:10 PM  

theknuckler_33: Damned, I just watched about 3 minutes of McCain's speech and I'm already bleeding from my ears. How the fark are you guys taking this?


Most Farkers? Copious amounts of Alcohol.

Me? My overall cynicism has left me with a thick skin... and the thread makes me smile.
 
2012-08-29 08:23:17 PM  
Old white folks be dancin'.
 
2012-08-29 08:23:34 PM  

Tax Boy: oh god, PBS is covered in santorum right now


Forgot about PBS. More moderate and sane than the other networks?

As critical as MSNBC is being for the Republicans, and they going to be totally in the bag for the Dems?
 
2012-08-29 08:23:44 PM  

Itstoearly: One thing democrats will never understand is that those of us who believe in small government don't vote for things like equal pay, not because we don't believe in equal pay, but because we don't believe that government should have that level of power. But they want to pass all these laws that give the government power, and don't have the foresight to think "what will the republicans do with this power when they are in the majority?" This is shortsightedness and foolishness.

//Libertarian, not republican


One things Libertarians don't understand that we've already tried leaving humanity to their own legal devices; it ended with the South losing the civil war and federalism gaining hold. Libertarian ideas are fantastic on paper but absolutely horrid in practice. We need equal pay laws for very obvious reasons; your existence being one.
 
2012-08-29 08:24:11 PM  

redundantman: [x06.xanga.com image 560x420]
Could be worse?


How?

/got nothin'
 
2012-08-29 08:24:23 PM  
BUT IM ADDICTED TO MALTA GOYA

WHILE LISTENING TO MARS VOLTA

www.thingslatinosloveorhate.com
 
2012-08-29 08:25:07 PM  
I really like Ed Schultz. He's kind of a big mouth sort of in the style of Limbaugh except he's rarely wrong about stuff.
 
2012-08-29 08:25:39 PM  
Laura Bush dopple ganger on the stage now.
 
2012-08-29 08:26:13 PM  
Everytime they trot out a female to the RNC stage I think about that Simpson's episode at Malibu Stacy headquarters ... "Yeah, don't act like you don't like it ..." etc ...
 
2012-08-29 08:26:25 PM  
GOP ain't going to do any of the shiat you're talking about, stiff delivery lady.
 
2012-08-29 08:26:44 PM  

Will-Mun: theknuckler_33: Damned, I just watched about 3 minutes of McCain's speech and I'm already bleeding from my ears. How the fark are you guys taking this?

Most Farkers? Copious amounts of Alcohol.

Me? My overall cynicism has left me with a thick skin... and the thread makes me smile.


I'm now flipping between the convention and "Here comes Honey Boo Boo"
 
2012-08-29 08:26:55 PM  

Earguy: quizzical: Please enjoy the Saturday Night Live band while the networks go to commercial.

I just can't stand that C-Span isn't in hi def. And my TV stretches the aspect ratio to make everyone look even fatter. So when the talking heads chatter, I go to C-span, then when the speeches are on go I to CNN. MSNBC is too shrill, and Fox is, well, Fox.


I switched it back to Pillar Box.
 
2012-08-29 08:28:05 PM  

Earguy: Tax Boy: oh god, PBS is covered in santorum right now

Forgot about PBS. More moderate and sane than the other networks?

As critical as MSNBC is being for the Republicans, and they going to be totally in the bag for the Dems?


Let's be fair, here, the MSNBC commentators have been very consistent in separating out personal critique from policy critique. Hell, Matthews said that he respected Santorum for speaking what he actually believes, even though Santorum's policies are anathema to any thinking person.

Maddow has said it several times, and she's very correct, in that there is *nothing* going on in Democratic politics that is as interesting or as potentially historical as what is going on in the Republican party right now. Sen McCain just gave a super-hawkish speech that endorsed foreign policy attitudes and actions that are *not* popular with the tea party *or* with mainstream GOP voters right now. How exactly and who exactly thought that was a good move for this convention?
 
2012-08-29 08:28:10 PM  

theknuckler_33: Damned, I just watched about 3 minutes of McCain's speech and I'm already bleeding from my ears. How the fark are you guys taking this?


45 seconds here. Then thought "fark it, I can't listen to this tripe," and I came back here to get the highlights instead.
 
2012-08-29 08:28:12 PM  
Cankles!!!!!
 
2012-08-29 08:28:24 PM  

Indubitably: Please explicate this statistical ranking for the unpaid and uninitiated; thank you.


It's just a count of the total number of posts in the thread. The second column shows the fraction from each poster, and the first column adds all those fractions up to equal 100%. Basically, at the time he did the numbers you had 2.7% of all the posts in the thread.

I'm still not sure what point bookman's trying to make, though. The distribution looks pretty standard for a comment thread, though the most frequent posters of course change thread to thread.

/I just said thread a lot
//I like threads
///slashies come in threes
 
2012-08-29 08:28:48 PM  
Where's Palin and Bush?
 
2012-08-29 08:28:51 PM  

Indubitably: kimwim: redundantman: x06.xanga.com
Could be worse?

Looks like Zaphoid Beeblebrox.[femalegazing.files.wordpress.com image 293x271]

His other arm is too close to his body, no?

;)


P.S. Your pix, not McStix, for the record. I would never make fun of Senator McCain for the wounds he suffered as a result of being a POW. That's just cruel, no? Why be cruel?
 
2012-08-29 08:29:12 PM  
Live within your means? When was the last time any of these delegates/representatives had to decide between feeding their family or pay the rent/mortgage? When was the last time they were forced to use the ER as a doctor because they can't afford health insurance? When was the last time they let a health issue go to the point of it being virtually untreatable because they had no way to pay for the necessary treatments?
 
2012-08-29 08:29:14 PM  
Oh lord, it's Pam Bondi. And some fat smarmy dude.
 
2012-08-29 08:29:17 PM  
When did Data and Jon Lovitz have a baby?
 
2012-08-29 08:29:22 PM  

theknuckler_33: Will-Mun: theknuckler_33: Damned, I just watched about 3 minutes of McCain's speech and I'm already bleeding from my ears. How the fark are you guys taking this?

Most Farkers? Copious amounts of Alcohol.

Me? My overall cynicism has left me with a thick skin... and the thread makes me smile.

I'm now flipping between the convention and "Here comes Honey Boo Boo"


media.tumblr.com
 
2012-08-29 08:29:23 PM  

otto the bull: Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, Paul Rand, Ron Paul, Ayn Rand.


It's like there is a letter shortage.
 
2012-08-29 08:29:41 PM  

falkensmaze: Live within your means? When was the last time any of these delegates/representatives had to decide between feeding their family or pay the rent/mortgage? When was the last time they were forced to use the ER as a doctor because they can't afford health insurance? When was the last time they let a health issue go to the point of it being virtually untreatable because they had no way to pay for the necessary treatments?


Remember, government budgets and family budgets are exactly alike.
 
2012-08-29 08:30:01 PM  
Now THIS is a creepy little fellow.

/all of them are such terrible public speakers.
 
2012-08-29 08:30:03 PM  
So I guess Condi won't be the "special mystery guest" for tomorrow. My guess is it'll either be Robot Dick Cheney or Zombie Ronald Reagan.
 
2012-08-29 08:30:08 PM  

theknuckler_33: Will-Mun: theknuckler_33: Damned, I just watched about 3 minutes of McCain's speech and I'm already bleeding from my ears. How the fark are you guys taking this?

Most Farkers? Copious amounts of Alcohol.

Me? My overall cynicism has left me with a thick skin... and the thread makes me smile.

I'm now flipping between the convention and "Here comes Honey Boo Boo"


I'm reading live blogs of the convention (and this thread, of course), while watching a Science channel show on asteroids. Much more pleasant than actually watching the convention.
 
2012-08-29 08:30:15 PM  
they sued and lost and now they are bragging about it?
 
2012-08-29 08:30:56 PM  

Indubitably: P.S. Your pix, not McStix, for the record.


I knew that! His brain got scrambled in that prison, makes me wonder how good a senator he'd be had he not gotten drain bamaged in the Hanoi Hilton.
 
2012-08-29 08:31:13 PM  
LOLGOP@LOLGOP

BREAKING: JOHN MCCAIN HEADED TO SYRIA WITH A KNIFE AND THREE GRENADES.
 
2012-08-29 08:31:15 PM  
Ahhhhhhhhhhhh HAH! So you ADMIT that it is a TAX!
 
2012-08-29 08:31:27 PM  
Dear god it's Kenneth the Page's uncle.
 
2012-08-29 08:31:41 PM  

clevershark: So I guess Condi won't be the "special mystery guest" for tomorrow. My guess is it'll either be Robot Dick Cheney or Zombie Ronald Reagan.


Clint Eastwood
 
2012-08-29 08:31:44 PM  

Zeno-25: Where's Palin and Bush?


You'll never see either of them speaking at the RNC ever again.
 
2012-08-29 08:31:49 PM  
Ok... The GOP is against the govt forcing you to get health insurance but are cool with the govt forcing women to carry children to term no matter what.

Got it.
 
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