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2012-09-01 10:28:00 AM  
The Romneybot programmers need to start planning for these events and rolling out updates as needed.
 
2012-09-01 10:32:42 AM  
True facts of life: grass is green, water is wet, and Mitt Romney's an a**hole!
 
2012-09-01 10:41:43 AM  
He probably didn't understand why she didn't just go to one of her other homes.
 
2012-09-01 10:48:32 AM  
Not surprising

/everyone knows by now that tin men don't have hearts
 
2012-09-01 10:56:53 AM  
So? 211 is a legitimate number for Essential Community Services in many states.

I suppose this is newsworthy in that it's one of the few times where Romney hasn't failed when appearing in public.
 
2012-09-01 11:47:25 AM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: So? 211 is a legitimate number for Essential Community Services in many states.

I suppose this is newsworthy in that it's one of the few times where Romney hasn't failed when appearing in public.


Other than telling her to go home to a home that is gone, I agree Romney finally has a campaign success.
 
2012-09-01 12:15:30 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: So? 211 is a legitimate number for Essential Community Services in many states.

I suppose this is newsworthy in that it's one of the few times where Romney hasn't failed when appearing in public.


Are we continuing with the Opposite Day theme? Because that was yesterday.
 
2012-09-01 12:55:22 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: So? 211 is a legitimate number for Essential Community Services in many states.

I suppose this is newsworthy in that it's one of the few times where Romney hasn't failed when appearing in public.


Goddamn Poe's law. I can't decide.
 
2012-09-01 01:09:20 PM  
"He said, go home and call 211."

He said to the homeless person.

Romney asked Jindal "how he could help with storm relief"?

Are you farking kidding with that shiat?

Obvious photo op is obvious.

They are really bad at this.
 
2012-09-01 01:10:20 PM  
It's time for a Scary Thought:

If this man is elected, there will come a day when he meets with a foreign leader whose country has nuclear weapons and whose decision to use them on us rests entirely on Romney's diplomatic skills.

When that day comes, we're all going to die.
 
2012-09-01 01:17:08 PM  
Hey Ann Romney, when are the grown ups going to show up?
 
2012-09-01 01:17:23 PM  
Pffftt... everyone knows that 211 is now 0118 999 881 999 119 725 3
 
2012-09-01 01:17:52 PM  

djkutch: Eddie Adams from Torrance: So? 211 is a legitimate number for Essential Community Services in many states.

I suppose this is newsworthy in that it's one of the few times where Romney hasn't failed when appearing in public.

Other than telling her to go home to a home that is gone, I agree Romney finally has a campaign success.


If this is a campaign success, I just can't wait to see what a President Romney foreign policy success looks like.
 
2012-09-01 01:28:13 PM  

thamike: If this is a campaign success, I just can't wait to see what a President Romney foreign policy success looks like.


Romney allows Israel to bomb the crap outta Iran and hijinks ensue, for one.
 
2012-09-01 01:29:09 PM  
This. Is. Romney's. Katrina.

Cain had a 9-9-9 plan.
Romney's is a 2-1-1.
 
2012-09-01 01:31:59 PM  
Empathy skills of an aristocrat.

If the Dems let the Repubs define Romney/Ryan as more "man of the people" than Obama, they will have accomplished the greatest swindle since Bush.

Obama actually IS a work hard and make something of yourself guy; Romney was handed everything he had and now thinks that he's better than we are because of it.
 
2012-09-01 01:35:45 PM  

quatchi: thamike: If this is a campaign success, I just can't wait to see what a President Romney foreign policy success looks like.

Romney allows Israel to bomb the crap outta Iran and hijinks ensue, for one.


I'm looking forward to his land, sea, and air war with the "Soviet Union." It's been a long time since I've seen a duck and cover drill.
 
2012-09-01 01:38:50 PM  

thamike: quatchi: thamike: If this is a campaign success, I just can't wait to see what a President Romney foreign policy success looks like.

Romney allows Israel to bomb the crap outta Iran and hijinks ensue, for one.

I'm looking forward to his land, sea, and air war with the "Soviet Union." It's been a long time since I've seen a duck and cover drill.


Does this mean we'll be seeing that cartoon with the dumbass turtle again?

/maybe they could put McConnell's face on it
 
2012-09-01 01:42:19 PM  
Why don't these people just ask their housekeeping staff to clean up the mess?
 
2012-09-01 01:43:16 PM  
211 is the code to reach the staff at his house so its a natural mistake.
 
2012-09-01 01:45:43 PM  
Go to your home that is under water and call 211 to receive govt assistance I don't like and plan to cut. Solid plan.
 
2012-09-01 01:47:34 PM  
"Oh, so you lost your home in a fire, eh? You should go home and call someone who cares."
 
2012-09-01 01:48:06 PM  

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211 is a joke.



/Went there. Aw, yeaaaah, Boyee!
//Hot, oblig, all that.
 
2012-09-01 01:49:46 PM  
Mitt Romney doesn't care about homeless people.
 
2012-09-01 01:50:45 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: So? 211 is a legitimate number for Essential Community Services in many states.

I suppose this is newsworthy in that it's one of the few times where Romney hasn't failed when appearing in public.


"Mr. Romney, my home is underwater"
"Go to your underwater home and call 211"
 
2012-09-01 01:51:02 PM  
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RIP 211
 
2012-09-01 01:54:56 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: So? 211 is a legitimate number for Essential Community Services in many states.

I suppose this is newsworthy in that it's one of the few times where Romney hasn't failed when appearing in public.


Are you an idiot, troll, or just too stupid to read the article?
 
2012-09-01 01:55:36 PM  
Maybe the Free Market can provide affordable, competitive disaster relief services to this person.

I'm sure that's what RMoney wants.

Not that whole socialist government disaster relief.

The 2012 model year Romneybot just isn't selling as well as his owners would hope. You'd think for the ridiculous fortune that was spent on designing and programming him, that he could handle a task as simple as Disaster_Photo_Op without creating a MediaCircus fault. Maybe they used George Bush Jr. as one of his psychological templates in the programming.
 
2012-09-01 01:56:18 PM  
Clueless AND ignorant?

He's the hero the GOP deserves.
 
2012-09-01 01:57:19 PM  
He must have assumed her butler or one of her maids would have a cell phone to use, when she got to her underwater house.
 
2012-09-01 01:57:29 PM  
211 is the number for the private fire service rich people will use once the union thug fire fighters are busted up to free up money for more tax cuts

Stupid phone
 
2012-09-01 01:57:33 PM  
"He said, go home and call 211." That's a public service number offered in many states.

Yes, he damn well better, before Ryan slashes it.

Mittens is as subtle and tactful as a lead pipe.
 
2012-09-01 02:01:45 PM  

Zerochance: Mittens is as subtle and tactful as a lead pipe.


But without the charm.
 
2012-09-01 02:01:53 PM  
Simpsons did it.

Mr. Burns: If the house catches fire, call this number.
Marge: Uh-huh. The fire department.
Mr. Burns: Yes. They're new. But they're good.
 
2012-09-01 02:02:14 PM  

Chariset: It's time for a Scary Thought:

If this man is elected, there will come a day when he meets with a foreign leader whose country has nuclear weapons and whose decision to use them on us rests entirely on Romney's diplomatic skills.

When that day comes, we're all going to die.


I know you're being snarky, but this is actually a very, very real possibility. I expect Obama to go full Bush41 on his ass at some point in latte October.

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/Latte. I left it in 'cuz I'm stoned and it made me LOL at myself.
 
2012-09-01 02:03:52 PM  

Generation_D: Empathy skills of an aristocrat.


It's a dying art.
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2012-09-01 02:03:55 PM  
"It's very frustrating insane, very. We go through Katrina and Rita and now we're going through Cindy, Lee and now Isaac."


I'm not usually the guy who says something about not learning a lesson, but, really?


gilgigamesh: He probably didn't understand why she didn't just go to one of her other homes.


Romney or Ben Stein?

"I'm not saying everyone can do it, but everyone can take a couple thousand dollars, and put it in a safe place so that when a disaster strikes and the ATM's don't work, he or she will have enough money to go out and buy food even at gouging prices. Anyone can have a car that he keeps in a high, dry spot, and you're wrong by the way, millions, and tens of millions, have a second home."
 
2012-09-01 02:04:20 PM  

Zerochance: "He said, go home and call 211." That's a public service number offered in many states.

Yes, he damn well better, before Ryan slashes it.

Mittens is as subtle and tactful as a lead pipe.


He will also have a similar affect to drinking water and the environment should he be elected.
 
2012-09-01 02:04:57 PM  
This isn't a case of Romney being an asshole, it's just him being an idiot
 
2012-09-01 02:05:10 PM  
Did someone point out TO HIS FARKING FACE how ridiculous his statement was?

It's no use pointing it out in lamestream MSM media, as it will be brushed aside as partisan hogwash. Someone needs to get out there and point out the idiocy as it is spoken.
 
2012-09-01 02:05:41 PM  
Those flood victims should be far more boot-strappy and just sell off some of their stock to rebuild their houses - just like the Romney's did, when things got tough at BYU.

/buncha parasites
 
2012-09-01 02:07:46 PM  
To be fair, 211 is Romney's speed-dial for his broker.
 
2012-09-01 02:09:03 PM  
Glad boot strappy Romney is out there so he can tell people call the government for help!
 
2012-09-01 02:10:12 PM  

cretinbob: Pffftt... everyone knows that 211 is now 0118 999 881 999 119 725 3


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2012-09-01 02:10:24 PM  
Can't Jindal spend $200,000 dollars and build a berm and ignore those stupid "scientists"? It worked so well last time...

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2012-09-01 02:10:36 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: So? 211 is a legitimate number for Essential Community Services in many states.

I suppose this is newsworthy in that it's one of the few times where Romney hasn't failed when appearing in public.


Never knew what 211 was, so I looked it up.
To rephrase what he said was "Go home and call public assistance and get on welfare"

Yeah, that's some serious farking fail right there
 
2012-09-01 02:11:18 PM  
Call 211 was the correct response, go home was not. Mr. Romney gets half credit for this response.

/Which is much better than usual...
 
2012-09-01 02:11:43 PM  

quatchi: "He said, go home and call 211."

He said to the homeless person.

Romney asked Jindal "how he could help with storm relief"?

Are you farking kidding with that shiat?

Obvious photo op is obvious.

They are really bad at this.


Why did people expect Romney to do any better? When he went overseas to show off his foreign relation skills, he pissed off the Brits, the Poles, and the Palestinians, all in less than a week. Why would a trip anywhere else be different?
 
2012-09-01 02:12:06 PM  
What would have been the correct response?
 
2012-09-01 02:12:12 PM  

Amdam: This isn't a case of Romney being an asshole, it's just him being an idiot


Or it could be a case of him being an idiotic asshole.
 
2012-09-01 02:12:32 PM  

cretinbob: Pffftt... everyone knows that 211 is now 0118 999 881 999 119 725 3


you win, Moss!
 
2012-09-01 02:12:50 PM  

Corvus: Can't Jindal spend $200,000 dollars and build a berm and ignore those stupid "scientists"? It worked so well last time...

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Oh shiat I'm sorry 360 MILLION dollar project.
 
2012-09-01 02:15:30 PM  

cchris_39: What would have been the correct response?


To tell someone on his staff to get someone to work with the woman to help her get assistance.
 
2012-09-01 02:15:41 PM  
Oh, and there's this:

Between fifty to sixty million people will still vote for this man on November 6th.
 
2012-09-01 02:15:52 PM  

cchris_39: What would have been the correct response?


Showing compassion and empathy.
 
2012-09-01 02:16:03 PM  

cchris_39: What would have been the correct response?


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"I've never really been able to pull off 'f*ck yourself' with any grace."
 
2012-09-01 02:16:35 PM  

Corvus: Corvus: Can't Jindal spend $200,000 dollars and build a berm and ignore those stupid "scientists"? It worked so well last time...

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Oh shiat I'm sorry 360 MILLION dollar project.


What is that pole of fail?
 
2012-09-01 02:17:51 PM  
He must have assumed she had several homes.
 
2012-09-01 02:17:56 PM  
You mean your underwater lair doesn't have phone service and wifi? It must have been built by Mexicans or something.
 
2012-09-01 02:18:44 PM  
Lafittes phone system is still up and running.

Also once the water recedes most landlines will come up as long as they're not remotely powered or lines cut.
 
2012-09-01 02:19:08 PM  

Mugato: You mean your underwater lair doesn't have phone service and wifi? It must have been built by Mexicans or something.


The only phone in the underwater lair is currently in use.

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2012-09-01 02:21:17 PM  

cretinbob: cchris_39: What would have been the correct response?

Showing compassion and empathy.


Actually, I suspect that would be a dishonest response. He doesn't even know the individual in question - does he have to care about every American who is suffering? Anyways, letting people know government assistance* is available is more helpful than hugging and feeling their pain.

/government assistance Romney, of course, wants to cut/gut - herein lies the problem
 
2012-09-01 02:23:09 PM  

Larry Mahnken: cchris_39: What would have been the correct response?

To tell someone on his staff to get someone to work with the woman to help her get assistance.


Well, it is NOLA, so you have a point. No amount of disaster planning, preparedness, and resources can overcome the fact that there will still be people wandering the streets too stupid to know how to access them.
 
2012-09-01 02:24:14 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: cretinbob: cchris_39: What would have been the correct response?

Showing compassion and empathy.

Actually, I suspect that would be a dishonest response. He doesn't even know the individual in question - does he have to care about every American who is suffering? Anyways, letting people know government assistance* is available is more helpful than hugging and feeling their pain.

/government assistance Romney, of course, wants to cut/gut - herein lies the problem


Let's not dance around this. He f*cked up a photo op.
 
2012-09-01 02:24:24 PM  

cretinbob: Pffftt... everyone knows that 211 is now 0118 999 881 999 119 725 3


I just rewatched that recently, so I'm getting a kick.

/Three
 
2012-09-01 02:25:58 PM  
Still don't understand why people live in an area at/or below sea level.
 
2012-09-01 02:26:12 PM  
Disappointed that 65 posts in, this has not been meme-ified.

Mitt Romney to unemployed: "Go to work and get on Monster.com!"
 
2012-09-01 02:26:42 PM  
"I am so proud of these Exceptional Floating Americans who did not drown." *click* *whirr* "So long and enjoy the toothbrushes!"

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2012-09-01 02:27:15 PM  

cchris_39: Larry Mahnken: cchris_39: What would have been the correct response?

To tell someone on his staff to get someone to work with the woman to help her get assistance.

Well, it is NOLA, so you have a point. No amount of disaster planning, preparedness, and resources can overcome the fact that there will still be people wandering the streets too stupid to know how to access them.


cchris_39 doesn't care about black people. -P. Diddy
 
2012-09-01 02:28:48 PM  

coeyagi: Disappointed that 65 posts in, this has not been meme-ified.

Mitt Romney to unemployed: "Go to work and get on Monster.com!"


The problem is it's not really funny. Add in that the guy is basically a walking meme, and it's hard to get ones head around.
 
2012-09-01 02:28:50 PM  
Mitt Romney to cancer patients: "A vote for me is a vote for Medicare vaccinations!"
 
2012-09-01 02:30:03 PM  

MFAWG: coeyagi: Disappointed that 65 posts in, this has not been meme-ified.

Mitt Romney to unemployed: "Go to work and get on Monster.com!"

The problem is it's not really funny. Add in that the guy is basically a walking meme, and it's hard to get ones head around.


Mitt Romney to memes: "If I promise to keep flip-flopping and gaffing, will you leave me alone?"
 
2012-09-01 02:30:32 PM  

coeyagi: Disappointed that 65 posts in, this has not been meme-ified.

Mitt Romney to unemployed: "Go to work and get on Monster.com!"


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2012-09-01 02:30:59 PM  
Mitt Romney to flood victims: "Oh geez, you'd better go get some flood insurance."
 
2012-09-01 02:32:20 PM  
Mitt Romney to Hairless Pets: "Weird".

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2012-09-01 02:32:40 PM  

cchris_39: What would have been the correct response?


Pretty much anything except "Go dive underwater and use an electric-powered device"

Hell, "There several agencies that can help; Martin here will help you get in touch with them, because everyone in my campaign wants to make sure you are taken care of." Then have Martin help them find what the guy needs - and make a point of providing an update, where you say what the proper agency to contact is, so other people in a similar situation know what to do.
 
2012-09-01 02:33:21 PM  

SwingingJohnson: He must have assumed she had several homes.


Exactly. Doesn't this person have a summer retreat they can go to until their primary residence is rebuilt? Like a ranch or something?
 
2012-09-01 02:33:25 PM  
Mitt Romney to Legitimate Rape Victims: "Here's a whistle."
 
2012-09-01 02:33:41 PM  
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2012-09-01 02:33:47 PM  

cretinbob: Never knew what 211 was, so I looked it up.
To rephrase what he said was "Go home and call public assistance and get on welfare"

Yeah, that's some serious farking fail right there


HAH, then he cuts the welfare!
 
2012-09-01 02:34:00 PM  
Romney is consistent about farking up photo ops both domestically and abroad.
 
2012-09-01 02:35:06 PM  

phalamir: Hell, "There several agencies that can help; Martin here will help you get in touch with them, because everyone in my campaign wants to make sure you are taken care of." Then have Martin help them find what the guy needs - and make a point of providing an update, where you say what the proper agency to contact is, so other people in a similar situation know what to do.


That would show empathy, and Mitt has never passed the Voight-Kampff test.
 
2012-09-01 02:35:22 PM  
Mitt Romney to BP Oil Disaster Victims: "Let me set you up with my stock guy, he'll help you invest in oil futures."
 
2012-09-01 02:35:38 PM  

fenianfark: coeyagi: Disappointed that 65 posts in, this has not been meme-ified.

Mitt Romney to unemployed: "Go to work and get on Monster.com!"

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I remember one time when money was tight, and my mom had to put some groceries back because she didn't have enough money. I innocently suggested just going to the bank and getting more. I was three years old. Romney might seem out of touch, but he really connects with the average three year old.
 
2012-09-01 02:36:05 PM  
Mitt Romney to Tax Returns: "TIts, or GTFO!"
 
2012-09-01 02:37:20 PM  

djkutch: Eddie Adams from Torrance: So? 211 is a legitimate number for Essential Community Services in many states.

I suppose this is newsworthy in that it's one of the few times where Romney hasn't failed when appearing in public.

Other than telling her to go home to a home that is gone, I agree Romney finally has a campaign success.


He could have just told her to eat cake. Same thing.
 
2012-09-01 02:37:31 PM  

thamike: fenianfark: coeyagi: Disappointed that 65 posts in, this has not been meme-ified.

Mitt Romney to unemployed: "Go to work and get on Monster.com!"

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I remember one time when money was tight, and my mom had to put some groceries back because she didn't have enough money. I innocently suggested just going to the bank and getting more. I was three years old. Romney might seem out of touch, but he really connects with the average three year old.


That's funny, a three year old also doesn't think about the costs of starting 2 wars. WHAR foresight WHAR 3-year-old thamike, WHAR?
 
2012-09-01 02:38:32 PM  

DarwiOdrade: [i279.photobucket.com image 500x347]


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"I know now why you cry, but it is something I can never do."
 
2012-09-01 02:38:35 PM  

djkutch: Eddie Adams from Torrance: So? 211 is a legitimate number for Essential Community Services in many states.

I suppose this is newsworthy in that it's one of the few times where Romney hasn't failed when appearing in public.

Other than telling her to go home to a home that is gone, I agree Romney finally has a campaign success.


he meant her vacation home, doofus.
 
2012-09-01 02:38:55 PM  
Mitt Romney to Gays Denied Marriage: "If one of you had a sex change... problem solved."
 
2012-09-01 02:40:55 PM  
Mitt Romney to Blacks Who Don't Have Photo IDs for Voting Because They Never Had a Car: "Well, Obama said he saved the auto-industry, I am sure cars coming out of Detroit are now like the cost of a pack of Newports."
 
2012-09-01 02:42:12 PM  
Mitt Romney to Sandra Fluke: "You should stop listening to Rush.... they're Candadians."
 
2012-09-01 02:42:53 PM  

coeyagi: Mitt Romney to Sandra Fluke: "You should stop listening to Rush.... they're Canadians."


FTFM
 
2012-09-01 02:43:37 PM  
Mitt Romney to Virginian women: "What if... the transvaginal probe came with flowers and a box of chocolates?"
 
2012-09-01 02:44:53 PM  
Mitt Romney to Clint Eastwood: "I just loved you in Back to the Future III."
 
2012-09-01 02:45:21 PM  
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2012-09-01 02:45:48 PM  
Is anyone else starting to think that Citizens United was just a brilliant left-wing play to get filthy rich Republicans to bring home millions of dollars and get it moving in our economy again? There has got to be a point where the rich guys figure out that you can only buy so much advertising before the market is flooded.

If you and your opposition both have enough money to buy roughly half the advertising slots, it doesn't matter that you can out-spend him 20:1. You're still going to get roughly half the ad slots. And if you are advertising an Edsel, it's still an Edsel. But thank you for taking a tiny portion of that trillions that you cycled out of the economy and cycling it back into our economy in the form of advertising and production dollars.
 
2012-09-01 02:46:54 PM  
He later told her how to get a tax break on her new indoor swimming pool.
 
2012-09-01 02:47:12 PM  
I couldn't say this on broadcast TV, but seriously, go fark yourself Romney. Jesus, what a douchebag. 

Oh right, he's a Mormon.

Joseph Smith, what a doucebag.
 
2012-09-01 02:47:25 PM  
Just move to one of your other houses until your people repair that one. What's the problem?
 
2012-09-01 02:47:35 PM  
"I feel your pain, sir. One of my aides is going to get you the number of a GREAT overseas fund manager. He'll help you out."
 
2012-09-01 02:47:47 PM  
Mitt Romney to the Chicago Cubs: "Your consecutive seasons without a championship are just the right number."
 
2012-09-01 02:48:23 PM  
Gosh, I'm going to enjoy the debates.
 
2012-09-01 02:49:56 PM  
Mitt Romney to Aurora Shooting Victims: "I voted against assault weapons in Massachussetts."
 
2012-09-01 02:50:01 PM  

Coco LaFemme: Gosh, I'm going to enjoy the debates.


I expect the price of popcorn to go through the roof.
 
2012-09-01 02:53:03 PM  

DeaH: Is anyone else starting to think that Citizens United was just a brilliant left-wing play to get filthy rich Republicans to bring home millions of dollars and get it moving in our economy again? There has got to be a point where the rich guys figure out that you can only buy so much advertising before the market is flooded.


I think the end game is to have enough money flowing through the system that it becomes a perpetual money machine. For example, Fox News gives a billion dollars to a super PAC. That super PAC buys a billion dollars worth of ad space on their network, boosting the prices. Rinse, repeat. Keep driving up the price that you pay yourself with anonymous donations. I'm too dumb to know how it would all work, but you could probably get enough momentum that that money would just forever bounce around, growing every round.
 
2012-09-01 02:54:43 PM  
Mitt Romney to Rand Paul: "I got a guy at Sotheby's that will auction off your TSA-flagged dildo."
 
2012-09-01 02:58:32 PM  
Take an idiot to a shelter, save them once. Teach an idiot to dial 211.......

/you live in a flood plain, maybe have a plan for when it floods?
 
2012-09-01 02:59:49 PM  
After meeting with Romney, the flood victim told an aide "He told me to take any rug in the house."
 
2012-09-01 03:01:44 PM  

cchris_39: Take an idiot to a shelter, save them once. Teach an idiot to dial 211.......

/you live in a flood plain, maybe have a plan for when it floods?


Always carry a waterproof phone, and hope all the cell towers are still in service, when you are flooded out of your home.

Or, do what Romney does: having a submarine means you can always go to your underwater house and phone from there.
 
2012-09-01 03:02:09 PM  

cchris_39: Take an idiot to a shelter, save them once. Teach an idiot to dial 211.......

/you live in a flood plain, maybe have a plan for when it floods?


Mitt Romney to cchris_39: "That's my strategy for getting Bush voters to vote for me. Just dial 'potato'!"
 
2012-09-01 03:03:10 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: After meeting with Romney, the flood victim told an aide "He told me to take any rug in the house."


Maud Romney is not amused at you being fatuous.
 
2012-09-01 03:04:39 PM  
Mitt Romney to Robert Wagner: "Bummer, I was in the area at the time jet skiing, I could have picked her up."
 
2012-09-01 03:05:43 PM  

cchris_39: Take an idiot to a shelter, save them once. Teach an idiot to dial 211.......

/you live in a flood plain, maybe have a plan for when it floods?


You know, I would have had more respect for him if he had said that, but telling someone to go home to a house that's flooded is just farkin stupid.
 
2012-09-01 03:06:03 PM  
Mitt Romney to Michael Vick: "It's good to be white."
 
2012-09-01 03:09:45 PM  
Mitt Romney to AA crowd: "Did you hear that Sam Adams made a 50-proof beer called Utopia? That's right, MA's finest."
 
2012-09-01 03:11:34 PM  
"He just told me to, um, there's assistance out there," Butthead said of his conversation with Romney. "He said, go home and call 211."

Yeah, if you read the name as Butthead saying that, what mental voice did you hear? So the OP's entire point was made by a dubious quote. A quote the article mentions once then moves on to other issues.

/ spin much OP?
 
2012-09-01 03:12:31 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: [img41.imageshack.us image 600x325]


That picture doesn't make any sense.

He wouldn't call them normals (suggesting that being obscenely wealthy was abnormal. He would call them something like paupers, proles, or commoners.
 
2012-09-01 03:14:24 PM  

MFAWG: Chariset: It's time for a Scary Thought:

If this man is elected, there will come a day when he meets with a foreign leader whose country has nuclear weapons and whose decision to use them on us rests entirely on Romney's diplomatic skills.

When that day comes, we're all going to die.

I know you're being snarky, but this is actually a very, very real possibility. I expect Obama to go full Bush41 on his ass at some point in latte October.

/Latte. I left it in 'cuz I'm stoned and it made me LOL at myself.


The scary part is that liberal as I am, I think Dukakis could have been a disaster at the end of the Cold War, so that was a fairly accurate attack ad. Bush 41 a actually had a pretty solid foreign policy team that handled a time of major geopolitical upheaval really well. For all of his domestic policy flaws, 41 was a good guy to have in office at that time.

/His son 43, on the other hand...
 
2012-09-01 03:22:17 PM  

thamike: Let's not dance around this. He f*cked up a photo op.


THIS.

That's the take-away here.

For a guy who's been doing nothing but campaigning for so long he really is hilariously hapless at it
 
2012-09-01 03:25:39 PM  

CrazyCurt: "He just told me to, um, there's assistance out there," Butthead said of his conversation with Romney. "He said, go home and call 211."

Yeah, if you read the name as Butthead saying that, what mental voice did you hear? So the OP's entire point was made by a dubious quote. A quote the article mentions once then moves on to other issues.

/ spin much OP?


He told a person that was homeless to go home. Homeless people, by definition, have no home to go to. It might not be intentional cruelty, but it sure as hell sounds retarded, don't you think? If he'd said to go find their local Red Cross or Salvation Army and ask for assistance there, it would have been perfectly palatable. Instead, like he's wont to do, he stuck his foot in a big 'ol pile of shiat, then stuck said foot right in his mouth.
 
2012-09-01 03:26:36 PM  
This kinda makes Barbara Bush's "Lucky Ducks" comment about all those people suffering in the Superdome seem compassionate.

quatchi: For a guy who's been doing nothing but campaigning for so long he really is hilariously hapless at it


As they say. Reality has a left wing bias.
 
2012-09-01 03:29:32 PM  

RogermcAllen: shower_in_my_socks: [img41.imageshack.us image 600x325]

That picture doesn't make any sense.

He wouldn't call them normals (suggesting that being obscenely wealthy was abnormal. He would call them something like paupers, proles, or commoners.


The new Rmoney campaign song? Link
 
2012-09-01 03:31:35 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: thamike: quatchi: thamike: If this is a campaign success, I just can't wait to see what a President Romney foreign policy success looks like.

Romney allows Israel to bomb the crap outta Iran and hijinks ensue, for one.

I'm looking forward to his land, sea, and air war with the "Soviet Union." It's been a long time since I've seen a duck and cover drill.

Does this mean we'll be seeing that cartoon with the dumbass turtle again?

/maybe they could put McConnell's face on it


There once was a turtle by the name of Mitch.

And Mitch the turtle was a sonofab*tch......
 
2012-09-01 03:36:22 PM  

that bosnian sniper: Oh, and there's this:

Between fifty to sixty million people will still vote for this man on November 6th.


I blame all those episodes of Punky Brewster and Small Wonder in the 80's. It deliberately created a generation of imbeciles.
 
2012-09-01 03:42:21 PM  
Hurricane. Wet. 211.
 
2012-09-01 03:42:29 PM  
Could have been worse... Could have told her to "go home and get your shine box".
 
2012-09-01 03:46:19 PM  

CrazyCurt: "He just told me to, um, there's assistance out there," Butthead said of his conversation with Romney. "He said, go home and call 211."

Yeah, if you read the name as Butthead saying that, what mental voice did you hear? So the OP's entire point was made by a dubious quote. A quote the article mentions once then moves on to other issues.

/ spin much OP?


The original source is AP. The woman's name is given. I'm sure this totally bogus quote will quickly be denied by the Romney campaign,right?
 
2012-09-01 03:54:22 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: DeaH: Is anyone else starting to think that Citizens United was just a brilliant left-wing play to get filthy rich Republicans to bring home millions of dollars and get it moving in our economy again? There has got to be a point where the rich guys figure out that you can only buy so much advertising before the market is flooded.

I think the end game is to have enough money flowing through the system that it becomes a perpetual money machine. For example, Fox News gives a billion dollars to a super PAC. That super PAC buys a billion dollars worth of ad space on their network, boosting the prices. Rinse, repeat. Keep driving up the price that you pay yourself with anonymous donations. I'm too dumb to know how it would all work, but you could probably get enough momentum that that money would just forever bounce around, growing every round.


They could raise the price of political ads, but I don't think that will work with regular advertisers. Price is tied to ratings. I live in a swing state, and I know lots of people who have the TV off a lot more because of all the damned political adds. I counted the political ads in just two commercial breaks, and there were 11 ads for just the presidential race. There hasn't even been issues ads there there was in the past. I've seen a few senate and house ads, but not many. All the ads are for Obama or Romney. We're at the point where we watch no live TV. A show has to be on the DVR and at least 10 minutes in so that we can zoom past ads. Even YouTube is glutted with ads. If I want to watch H+, I have to sit through at least 5 seconds of an ad.
 
2012-09-01 03:55:10 PM  

RogermcAllen: shower_in_my_socks: [img41.imageshack.us image 600x325]

That picture doesn't make any sense.

He wouldn't call them normals (suggesting that being obscenely wealthy was abnormal. He would call them something like paupers, proles, or commoners.


Honestly, I'm starting to think you're right. The way he behaves, he seems to believe that everybody else is wealthy, or at least comfortable. He doesn't seem to understand that people who weren't born into his circumstances don't have the advantages and the resources he has had.
 
2012-09-01 03:55:20 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: cretinbob: cchris_39: What would have been the correct response?

Showing compassion and empathy.

Actually, I suspect that would be a dishonest response. He doesn't even know the individual in question - does he have to care about every American who is suffering? Anyways, letting people know government assistance* is available is more helpful than hugging and feeling their pain.

/government assistance Romney, of course, wants to cut/gut - herein lies the problem


Yes, yes he does. He wants to be the mother effin' President of the mother effin' United States, so yes, he better effin' care about every single person for whom he is responsible. If he can't muster that, then he better step aside and let the adults figure this stuff out.
 
2012-09-01 03:59:06 PM  

INeedAName: AliceBToklasLives: cretinbob: cchris_39: What would have been the correct response?

Showing compassion and empathy.

Actually, I suspect that would be a dishonest response. He doesn't even know the individual in question - does he have to care about every American who is suffering? Anyways, letting people know government assistance* is available is more helpful than hugging and feeling their pain.

/government assistance Romney, of course, wants to cut/gut - herein lies the problem

Yes, yes he does. He wants to be the mother effin' President of the mother effin' United States, so yes, he better effin' care about every single person for whom he is responsible. If he can't muster that, then he better step aside and let the adults figure this stuff out.


That was one of the things that actually lead Bill Clinton to victory over Bush senior. The moment when he hugged that poor black woman and said "I feel your pain" during that one debate was when Bush officially lost the election, because he had no way of topping the effect empathy has on people.
 
2012-09-01 04:00:38 PM  
On one hand he gave practical advice. On the other hand he showed no empathy.
 
2012-09-01 04:03:09 PM  
211 is apparently a legitimate number to call in case of a disaster. But that doesn't matter. This is a tailor-made opportunity for left wing PACs:

"Mitt Romney. He's not like you or me."
"After the hurricane he told me to call 211."
"211. Are you joking? Are you so clueles and out of touch you've never heard of 911?"
"Mitt Romney. Privileged asshole."

Wrong? Unfair? A lie? Tough shiat, what goes around comes around. Make them complain and be ignored like Obama's camp has had to with respect to "you didn't build that." Frankly, given the willingness of the Romney-ites to lie,the proper course is probably to escalate anyway before they do, For instance, have you heard about those kids Romney supposedly molested while was a missionary in France? Not sure where I heard that but I think ol' Mitt has some splainin' to do.
 
2012-09-01 04:03:12 PM  
So I guess this election cycle may be a reprisal of Clinton v. Bush. Empathetic black guy verses a stiff white guy. Only difference being the former being the incumbent this time.
 
2012-09-01 04:04:28 PM  

cchris_39: What would have been the correct response?


Call over one your your many aides, hand them off to the aide with your very public instructions to put this person in touch with X agency. They walk away, the aide takes their name and offers a cell phone for use. Then the aide wishes them well, and provides a business card for follow-up. Standard constituent outreach.
 
2012-09-01 04:07:37 PM  
So Romney is telling tis guy to use government assistance to (re)build that?
 
2012-09-01 04:08:13 PM  

cchris_39: What would have been the correct response?


Pull yourself up by your bootstraps?
 
2012-09-01 04:18:03 PM  

cchris_39: Larry Mahnken: cchris_39: What would have been the correct response?

To tell someone on his staff to get someone to work with the woman to help her get assistance.

Well, it is NOLA, so you have a point. No amount of disaster planning, preparedness, and resources can overcome the fact that there will still be people wandering the streets too stupid to know how to access them.


People don't automatically know what to do when a disaster strikes. It's very easy for an outsider to say "well, obviously you should do this, because I heard that on the news or saw it on the internet", but the person whose house is under water doesn't necessarily know what to do and who to call for help.

Having a campaign aide help a constituent wouldn't be remotely exceptional. It's standard. That's a huge part of what they exist for. And if Romney is there for anything other than to get on TV *looking* like he's trying to help, that's really the very least he could possibly do.
 
2012-09-01 04:32:29 PM  

DeaH: They could raise the price of political ads, but I don't think that will work with regular advertisers. Price is tied to ratings. I live in a swing state, and I know lots of people who have the TV off a lot more because of all the damned political adds. I counted the political ads in just two commercial breaks, and there were 11 ads for just the presidential race. There hasn't even been issues ads there there was in the past. I've seen a few senate and house ads, but not many. All the ads are for Obama or Romney. We're at the point where we watch no live TV. A show has to be on the DVR and at least 10 minutes in so that we can zoom past ads. Even YouTube is glutted with ads. If I want to watch H+, I have to sit through at least 5 seconds of an a


I just did some napkin math, and I'm not sure if you can ever get the system running to the point where no outside money is needed, but it would be an effective way to reduce your taxable income to zero, provided you had enough capital on hand to donate to a super PAC.
 
2012-09-01 04:33:08 PM  
""We live outside the levee protection that's why we get all this water because they close the floodgates up front and all they're doing is flooding us out down here," she said. "It's very frustrating, very. We go through Katrina and Rita and now we're going through Cindy, Lee and now Isaac.""


That probably has something to do with the low property value around that neck of the woods.

They live in a flood zone and then complain because they got flooded, like they didn't expect it.
 
2012-09-01 04:34:39 PM  
You know, Romney's handlers should know by now you just don't let him speak to normal citizens in an unscripted, uncontrolled environment. He ALWAYS says stupid things like this, and every time this happens it further emphasizes how he absolutely has no farking idea how to deal with the issues and concerns the average person has to deal with.

Romney has been insulated within his little Rich Boy bubble his entire life, but now he actually has to come out of it and boy, is his ignorance of the world outside showing.
 
2012-09-01 04:36:37 PM  

clambam: 211 is apparently a legitimate number to call in case of a disaster. But that doesn't matter. This is a tailor-made opportunity for left wing PACs:

"Mitt Romney. He's not like you or me."
"After the hurricane he told me to call 211."
"211. Are you joking? Are you so clueles and out of touch you've never heard of 911?"
"Mitt Romney. Privileged asshole."

Wrong? Unfair? A lie? Tough shiat, what goes around comes around. Make them complain and be ignored like Obama's camp has had to with respect to "you didn't build that." Frankly, given the willingness of the Romney-ites to lie,the proper course is probably to escalate anyway before they do, For instance, have you heard about those kids Romney supposedly molested while was a missionary in France? Not sure where I heard that but I think ol' Mitt has some splainin' to do.


Yes, 211 is a legitimate thing. That's not what makes this the action of a privileged asshole. Romney went down to a disaster area, ostensibly to help the people affected. One of the people affected asked him for help. His response to them was to basically tell them "go home (to a home that no longer exists) and call someone who cares".

The guy is so full of himself and so out-of-touch with the common man that he can't even manage to pretend to care.
 
2012-09-01 04:41:17 PM  

the_geek: On one hand he gave practical advice. On the other hand he showed no empathy.


"A helicopter was flying around above Seattle when an electrical malfunction disabled all of the aircraft's electronic navigation and communications qquipment. Due to the clouds and haze, the pilot could not determine the helicopter's position and course to fly to the airport. The pilot saw a tall building, flew toward it, circled, drew a handwritten sign, and held it in the helicopter's window. The pilot's sign said "WHERE AM I?" in large letters. People in the tall building quickly responded to the aircraft, drew a large sign and held it in a building window. Their sign read: "YOU ARE IN A HELICOPTER." The pilot smiled, waved, looked at her map, determined the course to steer to SEATAC airport, and landed safely. After they were on the ground, the co-pilot asked the pilot how the "YOU ARE IN A HELICOPTER" sign helped determine their position. The pilot responded "I knew that had to be the Microsoft building because, like their technical support, online help and product documentation, the response they gave me was technically correct, but completely useless."
 
2012-09-01 04:44:33 PM  
He should have owned the situation....." I will make sure, personally, that you get the help you need." But he blew it.
 
2012-09-01 04:44:57 PM  

Chariset: It's time for a Scary Thought:

If this man is elected, there will come a day when he meets with a foreign leader whose country has nuclear weapons and whose decision to use them on us rests entirely on Romney's diplomatic skills.

When that day comes, we're all going to die.



They need to do one of these style videos except with Romney:

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Complete wit O Fortuna music and everything
 
2012-09-01 04:56:57 PM  

Corvus: Can't Jindal spend $200,000 dollars and build a berm and ignore those stupid "scientists"? It worked so well last time...


Ehrmahgerd! Sernd Berm!! 
/dur
 
2012-09-01 04:57:43 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: DeaH: Is anyone else starting to think that Citizens United was just a brilliant left-wing play to get filthy rich Republicans to bring home millions of dollars and get it moving in our economy again? There has got to be a point where the rich guys figure out that you can only buy so much advertising before the market is flooded.

I think the end game is to have enough money flowing through the system that it becomes a perpetual money machine. For example, Fox News gives a billion dollars to a super PAC. That super PAC buys a billion dollars worth of ad space on their network, boosting the prices. Rinse, repeat. Keep driving up the price that you pay yourself with anonymous donations. I'm too dumb to know how it would all work, but you could probably get enough momentum that that money would just forever bounce around, growing every round.



>you now realize that the SCOTUS passed Citizens United for the obscene profits to be realized by the media giants
 
2012-09-01 04:58:21 PM  

Nem Wan: Generation_D: Empathy skills of an aristocrat.

It's a dying art.
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I'm always reminded of what Hitchens said when I see that pic:

"What about Princess Diana?" Kroft asked. "I'm trying to remember what you said about Princess Diana. ...You compared her to a landmine."

"Well, there's a horrible joke about a landmine, yes," Hitchens acknowledged. "She was in Angola on her landmine campaign, and there was a hushed, reverent BBC commentator. And he said, 'The thing about mine fields is that they're very easy to lay, but they're very difficult and dangerous, and even expensive to get rid of' - the perfect description of Prince Charles's first wife."
 
2012-09-01 04:59:00 PM  

cchris_39: What would have been the correct response?


For most FAKRers, the only acceptable thing he could do is be a Democrat.
 
2012-09-01 05:00:55 PM  
i thought it was 411. or 420??
 
2012-09-01 05:01:20 PM  

Cataholic: cchris_39: What would have been the correct response?

For most FAKRers, the only acceptable thing he could do is be a Democrat.


... he said after a thread filled with responses containing possible correct responses Romney could have made.
 
2012-09-01 05:04:59 PM  

Cataholic: cchris_39: What would have been the correct response?

For most FAKRers, the only acceptable thing he could do is be a Democrat.


Or a Republican pre-Falwell, you know, before your party went insane with fundies.

//when it doubt, shill it out, bro
 
2012-09-01 05:06:48 PM  
At least Romney's getting better at imitating a human...before last week's software update, his response would have been, "You wouldn't have lost your home if you were rich and white."
 
2012-09-01 05:09:33 PM  
Mitt Romney to John Connor after losing his mother to leukemia: "James Cameron and Romneycare wouldn't have let that happen."
 
2012-09-01 05:13:47 PM  

coeyagi: thamike: fenianfark: coeyagi: Disappointed that 65 posts in, this has not been meme-ified.

Mitt Romney to unemployed: "Go to work and get on Monster.com!"

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I remember one time when money was tight, and my mom had to put some groceries back because she didn't have enough money. I innocently suggested just going to the bank and getting more. I was three years old. Romney might seem out of touch, but he really connects with the average three year old.

That's funny, a three year old also doesn't think about the costs of starting 2 wars. WHAR foresight WHAR 3-year-old thamike, WHAR?


What?
 
2012-09-01 05:17:24 PM  

Cataholic: cchris_39: What would have been the correct response?

For most FAKRers, the only acceptable thing he could do is be a Democrat.


Because telling someone to go to their flooded out house and use the phone (which probably doesn't even work anymore) is an idea so brilliant us libtards are too dumb to understand.
 
2012-09-01 05:22:47 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Yes, 211 is a legitimate thing. That's not what makes this the action of a privileged asshole. Romney went down to a disaster area, ostensibly to help the people affected. One of the people affected asked him for help. His response to them was to basically tell them "go home (to a home that no longer exists) and call someone who cares".

The guy is so full of himself and so out-of-touch with the common man that he can't even manage to pretend to care./i>

This...

But the bigger issue is when asked what he could do to help, Jindal should have said STAY THE FARK AWAY! Instead Jinglebells went for the Republican Photo-op Tour.

The last thing anyone needs while working through a natural disaster, tyring to make the best of a chaotic, confusing and radiply changing situation, is to have all sort of secret service details to swoop in and starting taking control of stuff for the saftey of one farking person. Yeah, I understand why the SS need to do it, but they wouldn't have to be there if the one of a few VIPs were coming down.

I'm not sure when Obama is coming down, but hopefully he will stay out the farking way. And its not like he really needs to visit the area. LA and MS will not vote for a Democrat president anytime soon. Especially a black one.

 
2012-09-01 05:23:21 PM  

Chariset: It's time for a Scary Thought:

If this man is elected, there will come a day when he meets with a foreign leader whose country has nuclear weapons and whose decision to use them on us rests entirely on Romney's diplomatic skills.

When that day comes, we're all going to die.


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"Well, well, well. Hellloooo......Mittens."

Pleasant dreams!
 
2012-09-01 05:25:03 PM  
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What Mitt's PR guy may look like.

/I pity the fool.
 
2012-09-01 05:26:04 PM  
Romney had no real reason to go to New Orleans, and I'm glad this obvious political stunt is backfiring.
 
2012-09-01 05:30:53 PM  

Chariset: It's time for a Scary Thought:

If this man is elected, there will come a day when he meets with a foreign leader whose country has nuclear weapons and whose decision to use them on us rests entirely on Romney's diplomatic skills.

When that day comes, we're all going to die.


This is actually one of my biggest concerns with him becoming elected. I could maybe live with the social conservatism, although I wouldn't like it nor want it. However, he strikes me as someone who is very likely to either intentionally or unintentionally start World War III. I know that might sound like I'm being dramatic, but before the primaries were over, I kind of thought he would be the lesser of the evils as far as the Republicans go, due to being somewhat more moderate than the others. However, seeing his "stances" on the current wars and other countries, how he has unintentionally offended other countries while traveling abroad, and the fact that he can't even get most Republicans to like him on a personal level, I think he's a real potential threat for us given the sensitive state of the rest of the world. It just seems like the house is filling with gas and everyone is just trying to breath and survive and Mitt's going to be the jerk to light the match and blow the whole place up all while standing there going "Was that bad? Should I not have done that?" Of course that is if he doesn't just go ahead and intentionally start WWIII in order to line his and his buddies' pockets or sell us up the river in some other way for his own financial gain.

The economy, jobs, gas prices, social issues, etc. are all important and are of major concern, but I really think our primary concern at this point should be the safety of our country and world and we need someone who can properly communicate with the more difficult to handle world leaders out there without antagonizing them and I don't think the Republicans of recent years have proven to be capable of doing that. Mitt certainly hasn't shown me anything that indicates he'd be right for that job.
 
2012-09-01 05:33:37 PM  

PillsHere: I could maybe live with the social conservatism, although I wouldn't like it nor want it. However, he strikes me as someone who is very likely to either intentionally or unintentionally start World War III.


I see your point regarding his out-of-touch rather boorish nature, but to be fair, WWIII will start only with the go-ahead of the individuals who actually run this country, not their Mouthpiece in Chief, though I'm sure it might look like he was giving the orders. (See=Bush).
 
2012-09-01 05:37:09 PM  

whidbey: PillsHere: I could maybe live with the social conservatism, although I wouldn't like it nor want it. However, he strikes me as someone who is very likely to either intentionally or unintentionally start World War III.

I see your point regarding his out-of-touch rather boorish nature, but to be fair, WWIII will start only with the go-ahead of the individuals who actually run this country, not their Mouthpiece in Chief, though I'm sure it might look like he was giving the orders. (See=Bush).


Nevertheless, when it comes to dealing with the likes of Putin, I'd prefer somebody who grew up on the South Side of Chicago to a born-rich fratboy who's never lost a fight because he's never been in one.
 
2012-09-01 05:37:38 PM  

DeaH: Is anyone else starting to think that Citizens United was just a brilliant left-wing play to get filthy rich Republicans to bring home millions of dollars and get it moving in our economy again? There has got to be a point where the rich guys figure out that you can only buy so much advertising before the market is flooded.

If you and your opposition both have enough money to buy roughly half the advertising slots, it doesn't matter that you can out-spend him 20:1. You're still going to get roughly half the ad slots. And if you are advertising an Edsel, it's still an Edsel. But thank you for taking a tiny portion of that trillions that you cycled out of the economy and cycling it back into our economy in the form of advertising and production dollars.


That's what voter id laws are about. David Koch can donate $20 million, but his one vote can be cancelled out by a welfare queen from Wichita. They're just protecting their investment.
 
2012-09-01 05:39:11 PM  
Has anyone figured out why Romney asked this woman to turn to the government for help?
 
2012-09-01 05:40:11 PM  

cretinbob: Pffftt... everyone knows that 211 is now 0118 999 881 999 119 725 3


Bonus points if you didn't have to google the #
 
2012-09-01 05:40:40 PM  

jso2897: whidbey: PillsHere: I could maybe live with the social conservatism, although I wouldn't like it nor want it. However, he strikes me as someone who is very likely to either intentionally or unintentionally start World War III.

I see your point regarding his out-of-touch rather boorish nature, but to be fair, WWIII will start only with the go-ahead of the individuals who actually run this country, not their Mouthpiece in Chief, though I'm sure it might look like he was giving the orders. (See=Bush).

Nevertheless, when it comes to dealing with the likes of Putin, I'd prefer somebody who grew up on the South Side of Chicago to a born-rich fratboy who's never lost a fight because he's never been in one.


Harold Washington?
 
2012-09-01 05:46:54 PM  
Maybe Romney can bankrupt the banking system like the did with the Bank of New England in 1991 then get a Federal bailout to fix it, all while taking record profits for himself.
 
2012-09-01 05:47:19 PM  
If you go home and dial 211 and people come and help you, that--you didn't build that.
 
2012-09-01 05:49:24 PM  
This is about the only 211 anyone would be calling (for). It would have to be that hopeless.

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2012-09-01 05:57:35 PM  
Why are people not considering his foreign policy stance that he's taken in support of Israel? Do people just not pay attention to that because Fox isn't covering it? That right there is enough for me to not vote for the guy, not like that was ever a possibility anyway. During WW3 taxes, abortion, and faith really aren't going to matter.
 
2012-09-01 05:58:32 PM  

PillsHere: However, he strikes me as someone who is very likely to either intentionally or unintentionally start World War III


At the very least he'll invade some more ME countries. That's almost such a given I shouldn't have bothered typing it.
 
2012-09-01 06:00:26 PM  

Mugato: PillsHere: However, he strikes me as someone who is very likely to either intentionally or unintentionally start World War III

At the very least he'll invade some more ME countries. That's almost such a given I shouldn't have bothered typing it.


Iran has been on the back burner for far too long now. They're going to spoil the whole meal.
 
2012-09-01 06:16:58 PM  
Well at least he didn't tell her to borrow the money for a new house from her parents. I guess thats something.
 
2012-09-01 06:17:23 PM  
What a jerk!

Obama would have rolled up his sleeves and built the levy himself.
 
2012-09-01 06:18:55 PM  

Amos Quito: What a jerk!

Obama would have rolled up his sleeves and built the levy himself.


Pretty sure Obama wouldn't have made a stupid shortsighted remark like Romney did.

Are you even capable of singling out even one Republican and criticizing him?
 
2012-09-01 06:24:25 PM  

whidbey: Amos Quito: What a jerk!

Obama would have rolled up his sleeves and built the levy himself.

Pretty sure Obama wouldn't have made a stupid shortsighted remark like Romney did.

Are you even capable of singling out even one Republican and criticizing him?


Look, man - we can't take "No, u!" away from them - it's all they've got left. have some compassion.
 
2012-09-01 06:26:37 PM  

whidbey: Amos Quito: What a jerk!

Obama would have rolled up his sleeves and built the levy himself.

Pretty sure Obama wouldn't have made a stupid shortsighted remark like Romney did.

Are you even capable of singling out even one Republican and criticizing him?



Are you so caught up in your partisan fantasy world that you are blind to anything other that LEFTY / RIGHTY???

I told you the other day that I dislike Obama, and that I like Romney even less.

But either way, it doesn't matter. We're farked. We've been being farked by the Dems AND the Repubs for SO long that we're never going to recover as a nation.

FARK ROMNEY!!!
He's a robber-baron POS that made his money carving America up and selling it for scrap - and your precious Democrats did NOTHING to enact trade laws that would prevent him and his ilk from doing so.

Tweedle (D), Tweedle (R).

They ALL sold us out.

Time to stretch some rope.
 
2012-09-01 06:27:04 PM  

Amos Quito: What a jerk!

Obama would have rolled up his sleeves and built the levy himself.


Obama wouldn't have made an idiotic comment that made the woman feel like trash. Obama has empathy and knows how to relate to people. So did Bill Clinton. Hell, George Bush knew how to relate to people. Romney just doesn't get it. It's not that he doesn't care, it's that he's lived in the bubble of wealth for so long that he can't relate to people who have to live under the rules of the 99%.
 
2012-09-01 06:28:03 PM  

Amos Quito: whidbey: Amos Quito: What a jerk!

Obama would have rolled up his sleeves and built the levy himself.

Pretty sure Obama wouldn't have made a stupid shortsighted remark like Romney did.

Are you even capable of singling out even one Republican and criticizing him?


Are you so caught up in your partisan fantasy world that you are blind to anything other that LEFTY / RIGHTY???

I told you the other day that I dislike Obama, and that I like Romney even less.

But either way, it doesn't matter. We're farked. We've been being farked by the Dems AND the Repubs for SO long that we're never going to recover as a nation.

FARK ROMNEY!!! He's a robber-baron POS that made his money carving America up and selling it for scrap - and your precious Democrats did NOTHING to enact trade laws that would prevent him and his ilk from doing so.

Tweedle (D), Tweedle (R).

They ALL sold us out.

Time to stretch some rope.


This shtick is so boring. You really need to try something new.
 
2012-09-01 06:29:04 PM  

Amos Quito: But either way, it doesn't matter. We're farked. We've been being farked by the Dems AND the Repubs for SO long that we're never going to recover as a nation.


Actually, no.

We should be throwing all of our support to the Democratic party, and if you can't find it within yourself to do something that incredibly simple, then you should be getting off your ass and joining others to start another party.

Which I know you're not going to do. because it's more fun to convince yourself that both parties are doing the same thing, and it's bad.
 
2012-09-01 06:29:16 PM  

jso2897: whidbey: Amos Quito: What a jerk!

Obama would have rolled up his sleeves and built the levy himself.

Pretty sure Obama wouldn't have made a stupid shortsighted remark like Romney did.

Are you even capable of singling out even one Republican and criticizing him?

Look, man - we can't take "No, u!" away from them - it's all they've got left. have some compassion.



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Stupid farking partisans caught up in their silly, idealistic fantasies.
 
2012-09-01 06:30:36 PM  

Amos Quito: Stupid farking partisans caught up in their silly, idealistic fantasies.


It's cute that you consider others supporting the only real viable and workable political option akin to shouting "go team!"
 
2012-09-01 06:32:42 PM  
Please stop indulging post-stroke Phil Herup.
 
2012-09-01 06:33:35 PM  
How do you people KNOW who these trolls "really" are?

I wish I had that power...:\
 
2012-09-01 06:34:51 PM  

whidbey: How do you people KNOW who these trolls "really" are?

I wish I had that power...:\


Profiling.
 
2012-09-01 06:35:23 PM  
Way to Bobby. Inviting a private citzen with a entourage and who can do NOTHING to help out. Awesome jorbs all round
 
2012-09-01 06:35:39 PM  
I should put a couple of maps in my profile?
;)

*goes outside*
 
2012-09-01 06:37:00 PM  
This may have been said already, but he was obviously set up with a 'gotcha' question. He's not from NOLA. How is he supposed to know what those people should do?
 
2012-09-01 06:37:07 PM  

Mrtraveler01: FARK ROMNEY!!! He's a robber-baron POS that made his money carving America up and selling it for scrap - and your precious Democrats did NOTHING to enact trade laws that would prevent him and his ilk from doing so.

Tweedle (D), Tweedle (R).

They ALL sold us out.

Time to stretch some rope.

This shtick is so boring. You really need to try something new.



No, America needs something new.

You keep playing the two-party game, and WE keep losing.

Problem is that you can't see beyond the blinders, and can't imagine that there might be some alternative.

We elect Republicans - we get shiat on.

We elect Democrats - we get shiat on.

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When are we going to realize that they're just two mouths talking out of the same head?

Lulz.
 
2012-09-01 06:40:01 PM  

thamike: Please stop indulging post-stroke Phil Herup.



LEAVE WHIDBEY ALONE!
 
2012-09-01 06:41:10 PM  

Amos Quito: Mrtraveler01: FARK ROMNEY!!! He's a robber-baron POS that made his money carving America up and selling it for scrap - and your precious Democrats did NOTHING to enact trade laws that would prevent him and his ilk from doing so.

Tweedle (D), Tweedle (R).

They ALL sold us out.

Time to stretch some rope.

This shtick is so boring. You really need to try something new.


No, America needs something new.

You keep playing the two-party game, and WE keep losing.

Problem is that you can't see beyond the blinders, and can't imagine that there might be some alternative.

We elect Republicans - we get shiat on.

We elect Democrats - we get shiat on.

[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 365x324]

When are we going to realize that they're just two mouths talking out of the same head?

Lulz.


So when will we have a viable third party?
 
2012-09-01 06:41:24 PM  

Amos Quito: jso2897: whidbey: Amos Quito: What a jerk!

Obama would have rolled up his sleeves and built the levy himself.

Pretty sure Obama wouldn't have made a stupid shortsighted remark like Romney did.

Are you even capable of singling out even one Republican and criticizing him?

Look, man - we can't take "No, u!" away from them - it's all they've got left. have some compassion.


[3.bp.blogspot.com image 268x256]

Stupid farking partisans caught up in their silly, idealistic fantasies.


Relax, hipster. We all know you're operating on a more enlightened level, in your infinite wisdom.
I can tell by your henna tattoos.
 
2012-09-01 06:41:52 PM  
Amos Quito: But either way, it doesn't matter. We're farked. We've been being farked by the Dems AND the Repubs for SO long that we're never going to recover as a nation.

To paraphrase Chris Rock: "The other guy can't cure cancer...so therefore I'm going to vote for cancer."
 
2012-09-01 06:45:19 PM  

whidbey: Amos Quito: But either way, it doesn't matter. We're farked. We've been being farked by the Dems AND the Repubs for SO long that we're never going to recover as a nation.

Actually, no.

We should be throwing all of our support to the Democratic party,



You've resigned yourself to the idea that you're going to get raped no matter what, so you think your only "hope" is to vote for the guy with the smaller dick.

Is that about right?
 
2012-09-01 06:45:31 PM  

that bosnian sniper: Oh, and there's this:

Between fifty to sixty million people will still vote for this man on November 6th.


And this lady will be one of them. Because this is what she said later:

On the visit from the pair of Republicans, Chiarello said, "He's good. He'll do the best for us. He has our best interests at heart. I thought he'd be more like a politician, but it was more understanding and caring."

Yes, folks. these are the people electing Romney (or what him elected). He says something heartless and stupid to a woman who just lost everything, AND SHE STILL THINKS HE'S A NICE GUY AND CARES ABOUT HER.
 
2012-09-01 06:46:27 PM  

Amos Quito: whidbey: Amos Quito: But either way, it doesn't matter. We're farked. We've been being farked by the Dems AND the Repubs for SO long that we're never going to recover as a nation.

Actually, no.

We should be throwing all of our support to the Democratic party,


You've resigned yourself to the idea that you're going to get raped no matter what, so you think your only "hope" is to vote for the guy with the smaller dick.

Is that about right?


Still not hearing anything about a viable third party option.

Why should I take you seriously again?
 
2012-09-01 06:48:46 PM  
Jindal, a Republican, told reporters Romney had been in touch several days ago to ask how he could help with storm relief and Jindal suggested Romney come down and see the damage for himself.

Photo op and handing out crappy advice to people in big trouble. Your Republican Presidential nominee in action.
 
2012-09-01 06:49:38 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Amos Quito: whidbey: Amos Quito: But either way, it doesn't matter. We're farked. We've been being farked by the Dems AND the Repubs for SO long that we're never going to recover as a nation.

Actually, no.

We should be throwing all of our support to the Democratic party,


You've resigned yourself to the idea that you're going to get raped no matter what, so you think your only "hope" is to vote for the guy with the smaller dick.

Is that about right?

Still not hearing anything about a viable third party option.

Why should I take you seriously again?


RON PAUL!!!!111111
 
2012-09-01 06:51:57 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Amos Quito: Mrtraveler01: FARK ROMNEY!!! He's a robber-baron POS that made his money carving America up and selling it for scrap - and your precious Democrats did NOTHING to enact trade laws that would prevent him and his ilk from doing so.

Tweedle (D), Tweedle (R).

They ALL sold us out.

Time to stretch some rope.

This shtick is so boring. You really need to try something new.


No, America needs something new.

You keep playing the two-party game, and WE keep losing.

Problem is that you can't see beyond the blinders, and can't imagine that there might be some alternative.

We elect Republicans - we get shiat on.

We elect Democrats - we get shiat on.

[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 365x324]

When are we going to realize that they're just two mouths talking out of the same head?

Lulz.

So when will we have a viable third party?



Probably never.

The deluded public will keep voting these same assclowns into office until we're reduced to nuclear ash and mental zombies rummaging through the rubble.

Jefferson was right, but it's too late now.
 
2012-09-01 06:55:01 PM  

Amos Quito: You've resigned yourself to the idea that you're going to get raped no matter what, so you think your only "hope" is to vote for the guy with the smaller dick.

Is that about right?


If that was literally the situation, it would be the soundest plan of action.
 
2012-09-01 06:55:55 PM  

Amos Quito: I told you the other day that I dislike Obama, and that I like Romney even less.


. . .Which is why you jumped into a thread mocking Romney and tried to deflect it by mocking Obama.
 
2012-09-01 07:01:42 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Amos Quito: whidbey: Amos Quito: But either way, it doesn't matter. We're farked. We've been being farked by the Dems AND the Repubs for SO long that we're never going to recover as a nation.

Actually, no.

We should be throwing all of our support to the Democratic party,


You've resigned yourself to the idea that you're going to get raped no matter what, so you think your only "hope" is to vote for the guy with the smaller dick.

Is that about right?

Still not hearing anything about a viable third party option.

Why should I take you seriously again?



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Just sit back and enjoy the show.

Seriously.
 
2012-09-01 07:06:46 PM  

thamike: Amos Quito: You've resigned yourself to the idea that you're going to get raped no matter what, so you think your only "hope" is to vote for the guy with the smaller dick.

Is that about right?

If that was literally the situation, it would be the soundest plan of action.



You haven't see his strap-on, have you?
 
2012-09-01 07:07:51 PM  

Amos Quito: Just sit back and enjoy the show.

Seriously.


Which is probably exactly what the rapist with the mystery dick would say.
 
2012-09-01 07:09:32 PM  

Amos Quito: thamike: Amos Quito: You've resigned yourself to the idea that you're going to get raped no matter what, so you think your only "hope" is to vote for the guy with the smaller dick.

Is that about right?

If that was literally the situation, it would be the soundest plan of action.


You haven't see his strap-on, have you?


Sure I have. I'm not the one getting raped here. I voted for that strap-on.
 
2012-09-01 07:10:27 PM  

HighOnCraic: Amos Quito: I told you the other day that I dislike Obama, and that I like Romney even less.

. . .Which is why you jumped into a thread mocking Romney and tried to deflect it by mocking Obama.



I don't do sacred cows. Sorry.

America Chef exports: Jobs, cash
 
2012-09-01 07:11:25 PM  

Rich Cream: "It's very frustrating insane, very. We go through Katrina and Rita and now we're going through Cindy, Lee and now Isaac."


I'm not usually the guy who says something about not learning a lesson, but, really?


gilgigamesh: He probably didn't understand why she didn't just go to one of her other homes.

Romney or Ben Stein?

"I'm not saying everyone can do it, but everyone can take a couple thousand dollars, and put it in a safe place so that when a disaster strikes and the ATM's don't work, he or she will have enough money to go out and buy food even at gouging prices. Anyone can have a car that he keeps in a high, dry spot, and you're wrong by the way, millions, and tens of millions, have a second home."


In the interest of full disclosure, while in graduate school I did go through Cindy Lee a few times.
 
2012-09-01 07:13:30 PM  

Amos Quito: HighOnCraic: Amos Quito: I told you the other day that I dislike Obama, and that I like Romney even less.

. . .Which is why you jumped into a thread mocking Romney and tried to deflect it by mocking Obama.


I don't do sacred cows. Sorry.

America Chef exports: Jobs, cash



Should be Chief.

I don't think even WOMNEY has figured out how to send the restaurant business offshore.


Not that anyone can afford to eat out these days.

McBurgerWendy
 
2012-09-01 07:16:10 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: [img41.imageshack.us image 600x325]


what's the deal with paul ryan in suits that are WAAAAAY too big on him??
 
2012-09-01 07:16:16 PM  

Amos Quito: HighOnCraic: Amos Quito: I told you the other day that I dislike Obama, and that I like Romney even less.

. . .Which is why you jumped into a thread mocking Romney and tried to deflect it by mocking Obama.


I don't do sacred cows. Sorry.

America Chef exports: Jobs, cash


Sacred? Why make the deflection at all if you dislike Romney even less?
 
2012-09-01 07:16:27 PM  

AbbeySomeone: This may have been said already, but he was obviously set up with a 'gotcha' question. He's not from NOLA. How is he supposed to know what those people should do?


He could have said something more personal and compassionate than "Maybe you should call somebody."
 
2012-09-01 07:22:47 PM  

HighOnCraic: Amos Quito: HighOnCraic: Amos Quito: I told you the other day that I dislike Obama, and that I like Romney even less.

. . .Which is why you jumped into a thread mocking Romney and tried to deflect it by mocking Obama.


I don't do sacred cows. Sorry.

America Chef exports: Jobs, cash

Sacred? Why make the deflection at all if you dislike Romney even less?



That sentence made my head hurt.

/You owe me a Tylenol
 
2012-09-01 07:26:06 PM  
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Mitt's next stop.
 
2012-09-01 07:27:17 PM  

Mentat: Amos Quito: What a jerk!

Obama would have rolled up his sleeves and built the levy himself.

Obama wouldn't have made an idiotic comment that made the woman feel like trash. Obama has empathy and knows how to relate to people. So did Bill Clinton. Hell, George Bush knew how to relate to people. Romney just doesn't get it. It's not that he doesn't care, it's that he's lived in the bubble of wealth for so long that he can't relate to people who have to live under the rules of the 99%.


Bush would have been really helpful

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2012-09-01 07:28:20 PM  

Butterflew: shower_in_my_socks: [img41.imageshack.us image 600x325]

what's the deal with paul ryan in suits that are WAAAAAY too big on him??


Politics aside, the guy wears a suit worse than anyone I have ever seen. They never fit. And they always hang on his shoulders in a way that makes it look like he's wearing a graduation gown.
 
2012-09-01 07:30:19 PM  

Amos Quito: whidbey: Amos Quito: But either way, it doesn't matter. We're farked. We've been being farked by the Dems AND the Repubs for SO long that we're never going to recover as a nation.

Actually, no.

We should be throwing all of our support to the Democratic party,


You've resigned yourself to the idea that you're going to get raped no matter what, so you think your only "hope" is to vote for the guy with the smaller dick.

Is that about right?


That's where you've been completely deluded by the Right Wing Spin Machine. The Democrats have a perfectly viable solution. It is a tried and true, tested solution. The democrats' solution isn't some new-fangled, novel unheard-of-before solution. It's fairly simple. It's called taxation. Been around since the founding fathers. Also the stimulus plan is well known and a proven solution for recessions. Also, having a great social safety net, like social security, is a proven solution as seen in many, many countries and 75 years here in this country. Universal Health Care, as explained by Romney himself, when describing Israel's health care system, is a proven solution. All the proposals that the Democratic party have offered are realistic, do-able, proven solutions to the existing problems.

On the other side, if they actually spell out a proposal in detail, it is patently clear that it would not solve the problem at hand. The other side's "solutions" are mere ideology masked as a solution, pitched as a solution. But it's a failed concept: trickle-down economics? Never occurred. Voucher systems for health care? Name another country trying it. Also, can be mathematically computed to show it won't work. Cut taxes? That's the single greatest contributing factor to the current debt and budget deficit.

The Democrats aren't running on a "Hey, we've got new, innovative ideas to solve the problems!" They're running on, "We know how to fix this: there are hundreds of examples of these following solutions fixing these problems. Let's implement them."

And the GOP is running, "Nah-nah-nah. I can't hear you. I'm not going to do anything you say."
 
2012-09-01 07:32:28 PM  

Butterflew: shower_in_my_socks: [img41.imageshack.us image 600x325]

what's the deal with paul ryan in suits that are WAAAAAY too big on him??


He's shilling for P90X and wants to show how much weight and girth he's lost.
 
2012-09-01 07:36:08 PM  

Amos Quito: HighOnCraic: Amos Quito: HighOnCraic: Amos Quito: I told you the other day that I dislike Obama, and that I like Romney even less.

. . .Which is why you jumped into a thread mocking Romney and tried to deflect it by mocking Obama.


I don't do sacred cows. Sorry.

America Chef exports: Jobs, cash

Sacred? Why make the deflection at all if you dislike Romney even less?


That sentence made my head hurt.

/You owe me a Tylenol


Sorry about that; sloppy cutting and pasting.
 
2012-09-01 07:44:28 PM  
I dunno what's more insane, that this is a thing that actually happened or that there's toolbags ITT defending it. I mean, at least Amos is having the decency to BSABSVR but actually trying to spin this as anything other than a miserable bit of stupidity? Unbelievable. Some people literally have no shame.
 
2012-09-01 08:03:44 PM  
His people are working on a solution . . .

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2012-09-01 08:07:24 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Amos Quito: Mrtraveler01: FARK ROMNEY!!! He's a robber-baron POS that made his money carving America up and selling it for scrap - and your precious Democrats did NOTHING to enact trade laws that would prevent him and his ilk from doing so.

Tweedle (D), Tweedle (R).

They ALL sold us out.

Time to stretch some rope.

This shtick is so boring. You really need to try something new.


No, America needs something new.

You keep playing the two-party game, and WE keep losing.

Problem is that you can't see beyond the blinders, and can't imagine that there might be some alternative.

We elect Republicans - we get shiat on.

We elect Democrats - we get shiat on.

[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 365x324]

When are we going to realize that they're just two mouths talking out of the same head?

Lulz.

So when will we have a viable third party?


Our system is set up for two parties. I wish it weren't. I wish our voting system was different, but it's not. Frankly, we will not be able to make any progress until the Republican party is so marginalized that some other party can replace them. They need to go the way of the Whigs.
 
2012-09-01 08:08:02 PM  

djkutch: Has anyone figured out why Romney asked this woman to turn to the government for help?


Quite so. Weren't there churches to help her?
 
2012-09-01 08:09:42 PM  

A Dark Evil Omen: I dunno what's more insane, that this is a thing that actually happened or that there's toolbags ITT defending it. I mean, at least Amos is having the decency to BSABSVR but actually trying to spin this as anything other than a miserable bit of stupidity? Unbelievable. Some people literally have no shame.


???

I guess you missed the part where I said I'd rather see Obey do another term than the Fingerless Glove.


/Frying pan
//Fire
///Nice to have a "choice"


Don't you think?
 
2012-09-01 08:17:57 PM  

Amos Quito: A Dark Evil Omen: I dunno what's more insane, that this is a thing that actually happened or that there's toolbags ITT defending it. I mean, at least Amos is having the decency to BSABSVR but actually trying to spin this as anything other than a miserable bit of stupidity? Unbelievable. Some people literally have no shame.

???

I guess you missed the part where I said I'd rather see Obey do another term than the Fingerless Glove.


/Frying pan
//Fire
///Nice to have a "choice"


Don't you think?


How about you try being intelligent about what you're ranting about instead of the nonsense you keep spouting like Old Faithful?

Do you have any idea for solutions? Anything positive and intelligent to say? For someone who hates Romney, you talk exactly like he does, all biatching and whining and no actual helpful material.
 
2012-09-01 08:24:48 PM  

dericwater: Amos Quito: whidbey: Amos Quito: But either way, it doesn't matter. We're farked. We've been being farked by the Dems AND the Repubs for SO long that we're never going to recover as a nation.

Actually, no.

We should be throwing all of our support to the Democratic party,


You've resigned yourself to the idea that you're going to get raped no matter what, so you think your only "hope" is to vote for the guy with the smaller dick.

Is that about right?

That's where you've been completely deluded by the Right Wing Spin Machine. The Democrats have a perfectly viable solution. It is a tried and true, tested solution. The democrats' solution isn't some new-fangled, novel unheard-of-before solution. It's fairly simple. It's called taxation.



Who do you intend to tax? The unemployed and underemployed?

dericwater: Also, having a great social safety net, like social security, is a proven solution as seen in many, many countries and 75 years here in this country.



Social Security is a Ponzi scheme that would make Bernie Madoff drool - and was designed as such. It was a tax sold to us under the guise of a "benefit".

"Trust fund". LOL!


dericwater: Universal Health Care, as explained by Romney himself, when describing Israel's health care system, is a proven solution.



Ponzi scheme part two. I said it was a TAX long before it ever got near the Supreme Court - and that's just what it is.


dericwater: All the proposals that the Democratic party have offered are realistic, do-able, proven solutions to the existing problems.



The crux of the "existing problem" is that our industries have been dismantled, destroyed, chopped up and sold for scrap overseas, while the bits and pieces filter back to us in the form of "cheap" goods that are paid for with debt money. The robber barons got fatter pulling the scheme as their pals on BOTH sides of the aisle patted them on the back, doing NOTHING to protect our ability to compete domestically, internationally, or even to survive as an economy.

Those jobs are GONE, and they're not coming back. What do the wise and intelligent Dems OR Repubs plan to do to fix that?

The US economic machine is destroyed.

Welcome to serfdom, peasant.
 
2012-09-01 08:31:14 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: Amos Quito: A Dark Evil Omen: I dunno what's more insane, that this is a thing that actually happened or that there's toolbags ITT defending it. I mean, at least Amos is having the decency to BSABSVR but actually trying to spin this as anything other than a miserable bit of stupidity? Unbelievable. Some people literally have no shame.

???

I guess you missed the part where I said I'd rather see Obey do another term than the Fingerless Glove.


/Frying pan
//Fire
///Nice to have a "choice"


Don't you think?

How about you try being intelligent about what you're ranting about instead of the nonsense you keep spouting like Old Faithful?

Do you have any idea for solutions? Anything positive and intelligent to say?



Yeah. You can start by treating the people who have been consistently working to destroy this nation like the traitorous criminals that they are instead of planting their campaign signs in your yard.

We've been conned. Our mistake was complacency, trusting that these bastards and their masters EVER had our best interests at heart.

Human nature is human nature. This was all very predictable.

We should have listened to Tom.
 
2012-09-01 08:48:31 PM  
That was his version of compassion and calm reassurance?

Good Lord.
 
2012-09-01 08:49:16 PM  

Amos Quito: Keizer_Ghidorah: Amos Quito: A Dark Evil Omen: I dunno what's more insane, that this is a thing that actually happened or that there's toolbags ITT defending it. I mean, at least Amos is having the decency to BSABSVR but actually trying to spin this as anything other than a miserable bit of stupidity? Unbelievable. Some people literally have no shame.

???

I guess you missed the part where I said I'd rather see Obey do another term than the Fingerless Glove.


/Frying pan
//Fire
///Nice to have a "choice"


Don't you think?

How about you try being intelligent about what you're ranting about instead of the nonsense you keep spouting like Old Faithful?

Do you have any idea for solutions? Anything positive and intelligent to say?


Yeah. You can start by treating the people who have been consistently working to destroy this nation like the traitorous criminals that they are instead of planting their campaign signs in your yard.

We've been conned. Our mistake was complacency, trusting that these bastards and their masters EVER had our best interests at heart.

Human nature is human nature. This was all very predictable.

We should have listened to Tom.


Oh great, nihilism. Because burning it all down has never, ever in the history of the world resulted in large scale death and destruction and the rise of brutal warlords who fark over the average person who survived Tardpocolypse. Nope, never. It is always a happy, joyous orgasm-fest of bunnies and unicorns. I would ask if you realize that the American Revolution was not some complete slate erasing, but the removal of a single layer of government, while retaining the rest (said Founding Fathers not being the great unwashed, but the very people who had been running the colonial governments for decades); I would ask this, but you so obviously have no farking clue, I won't, because watching you stand there pulling your pud in blank ignorance is totally unappealing for all involved
 
2012-09-01 08:53:49 PM  

Amos Quito: Keizer_Ghidorah: Amos Quito: A Dark Evil Omen: I dunno what's more insane, that this is a thing that actually happened or that there's toolbags ITT defending it. I mean, at least Amos is having the decency to BSABSVR but actually trying to spin this as anything other than a miserable bit of stupidity? Unbelievable. Some people literally have no shame.

???

I guess you missed the part where I said I'd rather see Obey do another term than the Fingerless Glove.


/Frying pan
//Fire
///Nice to have a "choice"


Don't you think?

How about you try being intelligent about what you're ranting about instead of the nonsense you keep spouting like Old Faithful?

Do you have any idea for solutions? Anything positive and intelligent to say?


Yeah. You can start by treating the people who have been consistently working to destroy this nation like the traitorous criminals that they are instead of planting their campaign signs in your yard.

We've been conned. Our mistake was complacency, trusting that these bastards and their masters EVER had our best interests at heart.

Human nature is human nature. This was all very predictable.

We should have listened to Tom.


I give the Republicans all the blame they deserve for destroying America. I'm wondering why you think I should say the same about the Democrats. They've messed up, yes, but not on the Rep's levels, no matter how much you want to insist "Both sides bad!".

You're like a conspiracy theorist. "You're all sheep and weak! I know all the intricate details about why you should think like me! No, I'm not going to tell you about them, you're too dumb to understand it!". How about actually doing something about it if you feel that strongly, instead of trolling on the internet?
 
2012-09-01 08:56:40 PM  

Amos Quito: Keizer_Ghidorah: Amos Quito: A Dark Evil Omen: I dunno what's more insane, that this is a thing that actually happened or that there's toolbags ITT defending it. I mean, at least Amos is having the decency to BSABSVR but actually trying to spin this as anything other than a miserable bit of stupidity? Unbelievable. Some people literally have no shame.

???

I guess you missed the part where I said I'd rather see Obey do another term than the Fingerless Glove.


/Frying pan
//Fire
///Nice to have a "choice"


Don't you think?

How about you try being intelligent about what you're ranting about instead of the nonsense you keep spouting like Old Faithful?

Do you have any idea for solutions? Anything positive and intelligent to say?


Yeah. You can start by treating the people who have been consistently working to destroy this nation like the traitorous criminals that they are instead of planting their campaign signs in your yard.

We've been conned. Our mistake was complacency, trusting that these bastards and their masters EVER had our best interests at heart.

Human nature is human nature. This was all very predictable.

We should have listened to Tom.


Hey, I'm with you. Bring down the government, bring down capitalism, build a new system base don public trust and horizontal organization and not based on private profits.

Oh, wait... You actually just want the right wing to run roughshod over the government for a few years because you've been solid a moronic bill of goods by the TV machine and think that our problems are all because of the socialisms and giving undesirables the right to vote, don't you?
 
2012-09-01 08:57:02 PM  

phalamir: Oh great, nihilism.


There's nothing to be afraid of.
 
2012-09-01 09:09:35 PM  

AbbeySomeone: This may have been said already, but he was obviously set up with a 'gotcha' question. He's not from NOLA. How is he supposed to know what those people should do?


From TFA:

"...Romney had been in touch several days ago to ask how he could help with storm relief..."

Therefore one supposes that if he could in fact offer no actual help, considering as you say he has no knowledge of the area, and no executive authority of any kind, the best thing he could have done is stay the hell away from a disaster area.

/'Ninth ward, eh? Heh heh, sounds fancy...really sprang for the big bucks, eh? There's your problem, you should have bought in the Garden District...ground, high, dry. My buddy who owns the Saints, Who dat, right? He lives there, and says the private schools are great. That's the type do solution you can expect from a President Romney!'
 
2012-09-01 09:11:13 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: So? 211 is a legitimate number for Essential Community Services in many states.

I suppose this is newsworthy in that it's one of the few times where Romney hasn't failed when appearing in public.


No, it WAS an essential community services number. Under the Romney administration's new "running the country like a business" philosophy, 211 is being reconfigured as the VIP Executive Government Services line. It'll be sort of like the Amex Centurion hotline for anything you may need from your government. Need to yell at your Senator. Just call. Need to stop an audit. Just call. It costs $100,000 annually, but those with a $100 million or above net worth will have their annual membership fee waived.

911 will continue to exist as a benefit for everyone, of course. It will, however, be outsourced to India, and a 'slight' charge of $1.99/minute will apply to all calls received after normal business hours. Additionally, rather than immediately sending police, ambulance services, or the fire department to assist you, you will need to go through a 150-level ''self-help" menu so that they can better understand the nature of your emergency. You will, of course, need to give all the same information again to Akmed, er, "Mike", when you finally do get through. Then Mike will walk you through 30 more steps of things you need to do (Have you tried putting the fire out yourself? Do you have any water?) before your call can be escalated to Tier 2 support. But have no fear, with 2-3 hours they can make a record of your call (please take down your case number in the event you need to follow-up) and send the help you need -- possibly not to you, of course, since Google Maps is really confusing when you're half a world away, but somewhere, none-the-less.
 
2012-09-01 09:11:40 PM  

HighOnCraic: phalamir: Oh great, nihilism.

There's nothing to be afraid of.


I see what you did there.
 
2012-09-01 09:17:47 PM  
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Louisiana. Wet. Bad.
 
2012-09-01 09:19:53 PM  
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7302110/79097054#c79097054" target="_blank">cchris_39</a>:</b> <i>What would have been the correct response?</i>

"Hey Bobby, listen we're just stealing focus here, so thanks for the invitation but we're going to get out of the way. Ma'am, John here from my staff is going to spend the next hour getting you some assistance before we leave. John, make sure this lady has a hot meal and a place to sleep. Bill me personally for any expenses. Good luck ma'am, we'll be thinking about you."

That took me as long to think of as it took to type it. I'm not running for high political office.
 
2012-09-01 09:20:07 PM  
FTFA: On the visit from the pair of Republicans, Chiarello said, "He's good. He'll do the best for us. He has our best interests at heart. I thought he'd be more like a politician, but it was more understanding and caring."

After reading that article, it makes little sense that he would have said that had he known her house was lost, but the article makes it look like she told him that she lost her house and then he responded with the 211 line. There's a lot missing here in this article.
 
2012-09-01 09:22:57 PM  

phalamir: Amos Quito: Keizer_Ghidorah: Amos Quito: A Dark Evil Omen: I dunno what's more insane, that this is a thing that actually happened or that there's toolbags ITT defending it. I mean, at least Amos is having the decency to BSABSVR but actually trying to spin this as anything other than a miserable bit of stupidity? Unbelievable. Some people literally have no shame.

???

I guess you missed the part where I said I'd rather see Obey do another term than the Fingerless Glove.


/Frying pan
//Fire
///Nice to have a "choice"


Don't you think?

How about you try being intelligent about what you're ranting about instead of the nonsense you keep spouting like Old Faithful?

Do you have any idea for solutions? Anything positive and intelligent to say?


Yeah. You can start by treating the people who have been consistently working to destroy this nation like the traitorous criminals that they are instead of planting their campaign signs in your yard.

We've been conned. Our mistake was complacency, trusting that these bastards and their masters EVER had our best interests at heart.

Human nature is human nature. This was all very predictable.

We should have listened to Tom.

Oh great, nihilism. Because burning it all down has never, ever in the history of the world resulted in large scale death and destruction and the rise of brutal warlords who fark over the average person who survived Tardpocolypse. Nope, never. It is always a happy, joyous orgasm-fest of bunnies and unicorns.



You don't like the idea of "burning it all down"? Neither do I, but I'm afraid we're both in for a disappointment, bubs.

The "single layer of government" that the FF's removed was the centralized authoritarian element that ALWAYS leads to tyranny. They then went about crafting a constitution that (they hoped) would divide the bulk of the powers among the several states and the PEOPLE, intentionally leaving the Federal government with a very small number of (what they believed were) carefully defined powers.

Over the past century, and especially over the past 70 years or so, we have witnessed a relentless power-grab by Washington, as the States and the people naively surrendered their rights in exchange for empty promises and handouts.

We made the mistake of believing that we lived under a benevolent central government, and trusted them to do the "right thing" as they sidestepped, ignored and overran the Constitution that was set up specifically to prevent the concentration of power in the hands of a few - and those hands belong NOT to those we elect, but to those who hold their leashes and fill their feeding troughs.

Jefferson indeed had the right idea, but a stitch in time saves nine - and at this point we're threadbare. There's nothing left to salvage.

Both the Dems and the Repubs are nothing more than lying mouthpieces for elitists who have no loyalty to any ideal other than the lust for power.

Yeah, you don't like the idea of "burning it all down", and neither do I, but spontaneous combustion seems inevitable.

Just wait until this Greenspan-Bernancke bubble pops and people start getting hungry.
 
2012-09-01 09:25:43 PM  

Amos Quito: Over the past century, and especially over the past 70 years or so, we have witnessed a relentless power-grab by Washington, as the States and the people naively surrendered their rights in exchange for empty promises and handouts.


A lot of that was a response to tyranny at the state level, but I guess that was okay. . .
 
2012-09-01 09:26:44 PM  

A Dark Evil Omen: Hey, I'm with you. Bring down the government, bring down capitalism, build a new system base don public trust and horizontal organization and not based on private profits.

Oh, wait... You actually just want the right wing to run roughshod over the government for a few years because you've been solid a moronic bill of goods by the TV machine and think that our problems are all because of the socialisms and giving undesirables the right to vote, don't you?



No.
 
2012-09-01 09:27:26 PM  

HighOnCraic: Amos Quito: Over the past century, and especially over the past 70 years or so, we have witnessed a relentless power-grab by Washington, as the States and the people naively surrendered their rights in exchange for empty promises and handouts.

A lot of that was a response to tyranny at the state level, but I guess that was okay. . .


State-level tyranny is okay. Massive concentrations of power and wealth in the hands of corporations and a wealthy aristocracy is okay. He's fine with tyranny. It's just the federal government that's bad, because... I dunno, he doesn't like the way the word "federal" sounds?
 
2012-09-01 09:38:33 PM  

HighOnCraic: Amos Quito: Over the past century, and especially over the past 70 years or so, we have witnessed a relentless power-grab by Washington, as the States and the people naively surrendered their rights in exchange for empty promises and handouts.

A lot of that was a response to tyranny at the state level, but I guess that was okay. . .



Do you really think that was okay? Because I don't.

But the Constitution prescribed methods and process by which changes were to be enacted, and we largely followed these prescriptions when we did important things like ending slavery, granting women's suffrage, enacting (and then repealing) prohibition, etc.

But at some point the Feds (including the Supremes) got the idea that they didn't need no stinking process, and they just started doing whatever the hell they pleased.

That was the time for the people to act - but they didn't. Now we're farked.

What? You like your little pet program that the feds unconstitutionally put in place? You think it's a "good thing"?

If it's worth having it SHOULD be worth going through the prescribed, legal processes to enact.

Don't you think?
 
2012-09-01 09:41:59 PM  

A Dark Evil Omen: HighOnCraic: Amos Quito: Over the past century, and especially over the past 70 years or so, we have witnessed a relentless power-grab by Washington, as the States and the people naively surrendered their rights in exchange for empty promises and handouts.

A lot of that was a response to tyranny at the state level, but I guess that was okay. . .

State-level tyranny is okay. Massive concentrations of power and wealth in the hands of corporations and a wealthy aristocracy is okay. He's fine with tyranny. It's just the federal government that's bad, because... I dunno, he doesn't like the way the word "federal" sounds?



Now where did I say anything like that?

Funny, I didn't have you pegged as a dishonest, lying, ass-biting POS A Dark Evil Omen.

Have I been underestimating you?
 
2012-09-01 09:43:25 PM  

Amos Quito: HighOnCraic: Amos Quito: Over the past century, and especially over the past 70 years or so, we have witnessed a relentless power-grab by Washington, as the States and the people naively surrendered their rights in exchange for empty promises and handouts.

A lot of that was a response to tyranny at the state level, but I guess that was okay. . .


Do you really think that was okay? Because I don't.

But the Constitution prescribed methods and process by which changes were to be enacted, and we largely followed these prescriptions when we did important things like ending slavery, granting women's suffrage, enacting (and then repealing) prohibition, etc.

But at some point the Feds (including the Supremes) got the idea that they didn't need no stinking process, and they just started doing whatever the hell they pleased.

That was the time for the people to act - but they didn't. Now we're farked.

What? You like your little pet program that the feds unconstitutionally put in place? You think it's a "good thing"?

If it's worth having it SHOULD be worth going through the prescribed, legal processes to enact.

Don't you think?


Yeah, look, we had this dance in another thread over how to solve the civil rights problem in the South. Let's just agree to disagree, okay?
 
2012-09-01 09:46:22 PM  

Amos Quito: State-level tyranny is okay. Massive concentrations of power and wealth in the hands of corporations and a wealthy aristocracy is okay. He's fine with tyranny. It's just the federal government that's bad, because... I dunno, he doesn't like the way the word "federal" sounds?


Now where did I say anything like that?


I think it was the thread where you described segregationists as rape victims because the Federal government mercilessly ended Jim Crow laws against their will.
 
2012-09-01 09:48:25 PM  

Amos Quito: Mrtraveler01: FARK ROMNEY!!! He's a robber-baron POS that made his money carving America up and selling it for scrap - and your precious Democrats did NOTHING to enact trade laws that would prevent him and his ilk from doing so.

Tweedle (D), Tweedle (R).

They ALL sold us out.

Time to stretch some rope.

This shtick is so boring. You really need to try something new.


No, America needs something new.

You keep playing the two-party game, and WE keep losing.

Problem is that you can't see beyond the blinders, and can't imagine that there might be some alternative.

We elect Republicans - we get shiat on.

We elect Democrats - we get shiat on.

[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 365x324]

When are we going to realize that they're just two mouths talking out of the same head?

Lulz.


Dont you just hate being correct, yet no one listens?
 
2012-09-01 09:54:11 PM  

HighOnCraic: Amos Quito: State-level tyranny is okay. Massive concentrations of power and wealth in the hands of corporations and a wealthy aristocracy is okay. He's fine with tyranny. It's just the federal government that's bad, because... I dunno, he doesn't like the way the word "federal" sounds?


Now where did I say anything like that?

I think it was the thread where you described segregationists as rape victims because the Federal government mercilessly ended Jim Crow laws against their will.



So you don't think Civil Rights were an important enough issue to take the time and trouble to enact legally and properly?

And now Obama signs legislation that suspends habeas corpus and their ain't jack shiat you can do about it.

Precedents. How do they work?
 
2012-09-01 10:03:14 PM  

Amos Quito: HighOnCraic: Amos Quito: State-level tyranny is okay. Massive concentrations of power and wealth in the hands of corporations and a wealthy aristocracy is okay. He's fine with tyranny. It's just the federal government that's bad, because... I dunno, he doesn't like the way the word "federal" sounds?


Now where did I say anything like that?

I think it was the thread where you described segregationists as rape victims because the Federal government mercilessly ended Jim Crow laws against their will.


So you don't think Civil Rights were an important enough issue to take the time and trouble to enact legally and properly?

And now Obama signs legislation that suspends habeas corpus and their ain't jack shiat you can do about it.

Precedents. How do they work?


"My friends, to those who say that we are rushing this issue of civil rights, I say to them we are 172 years late."

Link

--Hubert Humphrey at the 1948 Democratic Convention

Tell me again how the civil rights acts were illegally passed. You amuse me.
 
2012-09-01 10:05:03 PM  
We get it, he's robot.
 
2012-09-01 10:09:11 PM  

Frederick: Amos Quito: Mrtraveler01: FARK ROMNEY!!! He's a robber-baron POS that made his money carving America up and selling it for scrap - and your precious Democrats did NOTHING to enact trade laws that would prevent him and his ilk from doing so.

Tweedle (D), Tweedle (R).

They ALL sold us out.

Time to stretch some rope.

This shtick is so boring. You really need to try something new.


No, America needs something new.

You keep playing the two-party game, and WE keep losing.

Problem is that you can't see beyond the blinders, and can't imagine that there might be some alternative.

We elect Republicans - we get shiat on.

We elect Democrats - we get shiat on.

[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 365x324]

When are we going to realize that they're just two mouths talking out of the same head?

Lulz.

Dont you just hate being correct, yet no one listens?



These clowns have split themselves into two troops of howler monkeys standing neck deep one big poop pit where they spend their time flinging shiat at one another - and they are dumbfounded - even OFFENDED at the idea of someone refusing to pick a side and join them in the muck.

Amazing.
 
2012-09-01 10:13:55 PM  

Amos Quito: even OFFENDED


Not offended. Amused.
 
2012-09-01 10:16:06 PM  

Amos Quito: Keizer_Ghidorah: Amos Quito: A Dark Evil Omen: I dunno what's more insane, that this is a thing that actually happened or that there's toolbags ITT defending it. I mean, at least Amos is having the decency to BSABSVR but actually trying to spin this as anything other than a miserable bit of stupidity? Unbelievable. Some people literally have no shame.

???

I guess you missed the part where I said I'd rather see Obey do another term than the Fingerless Glove.


/Frying pan
//Fire
///Nice to have a "choice"


Don't you think?

How about you try being intelligent about what you're ranting about instead of the nonsense you keep spouting like Old Faithful?

Do you have any idea for solutions? Anything positive and intelligent to say?


Yeah. You can start by treating the people who have been consistently working to destroy this nation like the traitorous criminals that they are instead of planting their campaign signs in your yard.

We've been conned. Our mistake was complacency, trusting that these bastards and their masters EVER had our best interests at heart.

Human nature is human nature. This was all very predictable.

We should have listened to Tom.


Hon, you shouldn't be saying this like it's some astonishing discovery unshared by the rest of the human race. I can't offer you a charter membership in the Cassandra Club unless you realize that everyone here already knows that Both Sides Are Bad and Have Been For Quite Some Time. Sadly, it IS a choice between the lesser of two evils sometimes.

And it's not complacency to realize too that, like I said above, the problem isn't solely in the court of the politicians. It's also the fault of women like this, who gets this response from Rmoney and says:

On the visit from the pair of Republicans, Chiarello said, "He's good. He'll do the best for us. He has our best interests at heart. I thought he'd be more like a politician, but it was more understanding and caring."
 
2012-09-01 10:18:08 PM  

cchris_39: What would have been the correct response?


"I'm so sorry to hear that. Let me see how I can help you." *whispers to an aide to get this sorted out*
 
2012-09-01 10:27:16 PM  

HighOnCraic: Amos Quito: HighOnCraic: Amos Quito: State-level tyranny is okay. Massive concentrations of power and wealth in the hands of corporations and a wealthy aristocracy is okay. He's fine with tyranny. It's just the federal government that's bad, because... I dunno, he doesn't like the way the word "federal" sounds?


Now where did I say anything like that?

I think it was the thread where you described segregationists as rape victims because the Federal government mercilessly ended Jim Crow laws against their will.


So you don't think Civil Rights were an important enough issue to take the time and trouble to enact legally and properly?

And now Obama signs legislation that suspends habeas corpus and their ain't jack shiat you can do about it.

Precedents. How do they work?

"My friends, to those who say that we are rushing this issue of civil rights, I say to them we are 172 years late."

Link

--Hubert Humphrey at the 1948 Democratic Convention

Tell me again how the civil rights acts were illegally passed. You amuse me.



Okay, the federal government did not have the Constitutional authority to enforce an end to Jim Crow Laws (detestable as they were) on the States. Just like they did not have the Constitutional authority to grant women's suffrage or enforce prohibition. A Constitutional amendment was required.

But instead, the Supremes side-stepped the Constitution via a ridiculously broad interpretation of the Commerce Clause.

This is fact, and set a dangerous precedent (one of many) that has steadily moved us away from Constitutional mandates and toward centralized authoritarian control - the forerunner of tyranny.

Now, you and I may like the Civil Rights act, the EPA (and any of dozens of other goodies that have been similarly extraconstitutionally enacted), but that does not make them constitutionally legitimate, does it?

As to the rape analogy: Rapes have produced some beautiful babies that were loved and cherished by their mothers, and grew up to become fine people. So that makes rape okay, right?
 
2012-09-01 10:29:07 PM  

Amos Quito: So you don't think Civil Rights were an important enough issue to take the time and trouble to enact legally and properly?


Yes, it's a real shame that white people can't legally discriminate black people anymore huh?
 
2012-09-01 10:35:42 PM  

Amos Quito: But instead, the Supremes side-stepped the Constitution via a ridiculously broad interpretation of the Commerce Clause.


Well clearly I should take the words of some guy on the internet over the third branch of government.

Obviously some random guy on the internet is more well-versed on legal affairs than a bunch of people whose job is to interpret what the laws of the US mean.
 
2012-09-01 10:40:18 PM  

Gyrfalcon: We should have listened to Tom.

Hon, you shouldn't be saying this like it's some astonishing discovery unshared by the rest of the human race. I can't offer you a charter membership in the Cassandra Club unless you realize that everyone here already knows that Both Sides Are Bad and Have Been For Quite Some Time. Sadly, it IS a choice between the lesser of two evils sometimes.

And it's not complacency to realize too that, like I said above, the problem isn't solely in the court of the politicians. It's also the fault of women like this, who gets this response from Rmoney and says:

On the visit from the pair of Republicans, Chiarello said, "He's good. He'll do the best for us. He has our best interests at heart. I thought he'd be more like a politician, but it was more understanding and caring."



Yeah, we can all take credit for where we stand. We have and will continue to have the government we deserve thanks to our action or inaction.

Vote for the little dick, I guess.


/Cassandra Club
//Does this involve alcohol?
///And nudity???
 
2012-09-01 10:41:42 PM  

Amos Quito: HighOnCraic: Amos Quito: HighOnCraic: Amos Quito: State-level tyranny is okay. Massive concentrations of power and wealth in the hands of corporations and a wealthy aristocracy is okay. He's fine with tyranny. It's just the federal government that's bad, because... I dunno, he doesn't like the way the word "federal" sounds?


Now where did I say anything like that?

I think it was the thread where you described segregationists as rape victims because the Federal government mercilessly ended Jim Crow laws against their will.


So you don't think Civil Rights were an important enough issue to take the time and trouble to enact legally and properly?

And now Obama signs legislation that suspends habeas corpus and their ain't jack shiat you can do about it.

Precedents. How do they work?

"My friends, to those who say that we are rushing this issue of civil rights, I say to them we are 172 years late."

Link

--Hubert Humphrey at the 1948 Democratic Convention

Tell me again how the civil rights acts were illegally passed. You amuse me.


Okay, the federal government did not have the Constitutional authority to enforce an end to Jim Crow Laws (detestable as they were) on the States. Just like they did not have the Constitutional authority to grant women's suffrage or enforce prohibition. A Constitutional amendment was required.

But instead, the Supremes side-stepped the Constitution via a ridiculously broad interpretation of the Commerce Clause.

This is fact, and set a dangerous precedent (one of many) that has steadily moved us away from Constitutional mandates and toward centralized authoritarian control - the forerunner of tyranny.

Now, you and I may like the Civil Rights act, the EPA (and any of dozens of other goodies that have been similarly extraconstitutionally enacted), but that does not make them constitutionally legitimate, does it?

As to the rape analogy: Rapes have produced some beautiful babies that were loved and cherished by their mothers, and grew ...


Why would you want to ignore the already existing tyranny in the Jim Crow South?

Link

Link

Link

Link

Link


Why would you ignore the Supreme Court case that determined the constitutional legitimacy of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

Link
 
2012-09-01 10:44:00 PM  

HighOnCraic: Why would you ignore the Supreme Court case that determined the constitutional legitimacy of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

Link


I like how he likes to think that he knows more about the US Constitution than the freaking justices of the Supreme Court.
 
2012-09-01 10:45:35 PM  

HighOnCraic: Why would you ignore the Supreme Court case that determined the constitutional legitimacy of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?



Then why did we bother to have constitutional Amendments for things like suffrage, prohibition, etc?

Why not just let the Supreme Court decide EVERYTHING?
 
2012-09-01 10:47:26 PM  

Amos Quito: HighOnCraic: Why would you ignore the Supreme Court case that determined the constitutional legitimacy of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?


Then why did we bother to have constitutional Amendments for things like suffrage, prohibition, etc?

Why not just let the Supreme Court decide EVERYTHING?


So what exactly do you propose, Amos? Given that capitalism is failed, given that the American republican system is also failed and is also the root cause of what you contend to be angry about, why are you now defending it? What do you suggest? What solutions are you looking toward?
 
2012-09-01 10:49:01 PM  
Look, this "man" was born with scissors for hands. Give him a break.
 
2012-09-01 10:55:40 PM  

Amos Quito: Why not just let the Supreme Court decide EVERYTHING?


You do know that the Supreme Court was designed to be the ones to say the final say on what is Constitutional right?
 
2012-09-01 11:03:03 PM  

Amos Quito: HighOnCraic: Why would you ignore the Supreme Court case that determined the constitutional legitimacy of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?


Then why did we bother to have constitutional Amendments for things like suffrage, prohibition, etc?

Why not just let the Supreme Court decide EVERYTHING?


You're right. The segregationists would've totally ended Jim Crow laws on their own after having a healthy public debate on the topic.

Oops.

"Any person...who shall be guilty of printing, publishing or circulating printed, typewritten or written matter urging or presenting for public acceptance or general information, arguments or suggestions in favor of social equality or of intermarriage between whites and Negroes, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to fine not exceeding five thousand (5,000.00) dollars or imprisonment not exceeding six (6) months or both."

Link 

/Anyway, this thread has gotten jacked to hell, and I need to pick up cat food.

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Now we're back on track...
 
2012-09-01 11:57:38 PM  

Butterflew: shower_in_my_socks: [img41.imageshack.us image 600x325]

what's the deal with paul ryan in suits that are WAAAAAY too big on him??


Maybe he's a Talking Heads fan?

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2012-09-02 12:05:47 AM  

Amos Quito: Sometimes I start to think that you're not a dishonest, disingenuous prick.

And then you go and out yourself again.


And you're generally just a racist troll, but then we already knew that.
 
2012-09-02 12:29:53 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Amos Quito: Sometimes I start to think that you're not a dishonest, disingenuous prick.

And then you go and out yourself again.

And you're generally just a racist troll, but then we already knew that.


I've been following Amos Quito pretty closely. I would be disappointed to know he was racist. Could you point me to evidence of this? It's a rather serious charge.
 
2012-09-02 12:52:02 AM  

HighOnCraic: /Anyway, this thread has gotten jacked to hell, and I need to pick up cat food.

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Now we're back on track...


I don't think ROM can help us now.
 
2012-09-02 01:34:59 AM  

Frederick: Satanic_Hamster: Amos Quito: Sometimes I start to think that you're not a dishonest, disingenuous prick.

And then you go and out yourself again.

And you're generally just a racist troll, but then we already knew that.

I've been following Amos Quito pretty closely. I would be disappointed to know he was racist. Could you point me to evidence of this? It's a rather serious charge.


Meh, he's as racist as I am. I am, however, stunningly attractive and much more articulate, as well as possessed of foresight beyond the ken of mortal men.
 
2012-09-02 02:20:05 AM  

Amos Quito: HighOnCraic: Amos Quito: State-level tyranny is okay. Massive concentrations of power and wealth in the hands of corporations and a wealthy aristocracy is okay. He's fine with tyranny. It's just the federal government that's bad, because... I dunno, he doesn't like the way the word "federal" sounds?


Now where did I say anything like that?

I think it was the thread where you described segregationists as rape victims because the Federal government mercilessly ended Jim Crow laws against their will.


So you don't think Civil Rights were an important enough issue to take the time and trouble to enact legally and properly?

And now Obama signs legislation that suspends habeas corpus and their ain't jack shiat you can do about it.

Precedents. How do they work?


So you're upset that people were forced to NOT be bigoted assholes, and that traitors and defectors who join the enemy to actively work against us are treated as the enemy combatants they are?
 
2012-09-02 02:31:52 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Frederick: Satanic_Hamster: Amos Quito: Sometimes I start to think that you're not a dishonest, disingenuous prick.

And then you go and out yourself again.

And you're generally just a racist troll, but then we already knew that.

I've been following Amos Quito pretty closely. I would be disappointed to know he was racist. Could you point me to evidence of this? It's a rather serious charge.

Meh, he's as racist as I am. I am, however, stunningly attractive and much more articulate, as well as possessed of foresight beyond the ken of mortal men.


Dude has claimed that the civil rights act was a bigger oppression of Americans then anything in jim crowe ever was, along with other cracker assed shiat.
 
2012-09-02 02:47:32 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Gyrfalcon: Frederick: Satanic_Hamster: Amos Quito: Sometimes I start to think that you're not a dishonest, disingenuous prick.

And then you go and out yourself again.

And you're generally just a racist troll, but then we already knew that.

I've been following Amos Quito pretty closely. I would be disappointed to know he was racist. Could you point me to evidence of this? It's a rather serious charge.

Meh, he's as racist as I am. I am, however, stunningly attractive and much more articulate, as well as possessed of foresight beyond the ken of mortal men.

Dude has claimed that the civil rights act was a bigger oppression of Americans then anything in jim crowe ever was, along with other cracker assed shiat.


It's all part of his "government is evil and destructive and oppressive, no matter who they are or what they're doing" schtick. The common people were practicing what they believed in, which he applauds despite it being evil and stupid. When the government decided that enough was enough and cracked down on bigotry and racism, he sees it as just something so cruel and overstepping of bounds.

Which also ties in to his nihilism outlook. He'd be perfectly happy for people to devolve into anarchy and destroy themselves and the world. He doesn't give a shiat about anything except watching the world burn. Since governments generally prevents that, though, it makes him angry, and he vents about it on Fark, while also tossing in usual conspiracy theory idiocy to really show his mental unbalance.
 
2012-09-02 02:56:36 AM  

Chariset: It's time for a Scary Thought:

If this man is elected, there will come a day when he meets with a foreign leader whose country has nuclear weapons and whose decision to use them on us rests entirely on Romney's diplomatic skills.

When that day comes, we're all going to die.

 
2012-09-02 03:00:01 AM  

HighOnCraic: Amos Quito: HighOnCraic: Why would you ignore the Supreme Court case that determined the constitutional legitimacy of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?


Then why did we bother to have constitutional Amendments for things like suffrage, prohibition, etc?

Why not just let the Supreme Court decide EVERYTHING?

You're right. The segregationists would've totally ended Jim Crow laws on their own after having a healthy public debate on the topic.

Oops.

"Any person...who shall be guilty of printing, publishing or circulating printed, typewritten or written matter urging or presenting for public acceptance or general information, arguments or suggestions in favor of social equality or of intermarriage between whites and Negroes, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to fine not exceeding five thousand (5,000.00) dollars or imprisonment not exceeding six (6) months or both."

Link 

/Anyway, this thread has gotten jacked to hell, and I need to pick up cat food.

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Now we're back on track...


Dude, Rom the SpaceKnight is awesomesauce. Never, ever ever compare Rom to Willard.
 
2012-09-02 03:09:20 AM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: Satanic_Hamster: Gyrfalcon: Frederick: Satanic_Hamster: Amos Quito: Sometimes I start to think that you're not a dishonest, disingenuous prick.

And then you go and out yourself again.

And you're generally just a racist troll, but then we already knew that.

I've been following Amos Quito pretty closely. I would be disappointed to know he was racist. Could you point me to evidence of this? It's a rather serious charge.

Meh, he's as racist as I am. I am, however, stunningly attractive and much more articulate, as well as possessed of foresight beyond the ken of mortal men.

Dude has claimed that the civil rights act was a bigger oppression of Americans then anything in jim crowe ever was, along with other cracker assed shiat.

It's all part of his "government is evil and destructive and oppressive, no matter who they are or what they're doing" schtick. The common people were practicing what they believed in, which he applauds despite it being evil and stupid. When the government decided that enough was enough and cracked down on bigotry and racism, he sees it as just something so cruel and overstepping of bounds.

Which also ties in to his nihilism outlook. He'd be perfectly happy for people to devolve into anarchy and destroy themselves and the world. He doesn't give a shiat about anything except watching the world burn. Since governments generally prevents that, though, it makes him angry, and he vents about it on Fark, while also tossing in usual conspiracy theory idiocy to really show his mental unbalance.


I think you misunderstand. The people also were opposing segregation at a faster pace than people were clinging to it. The people were opposing racism on a larger scale than were instigating it.

I believe what Amos Quito is saying is that the people would have come to the same conclusion without government legislation -civil rights laws. It's idealism.

That is how I have understood his position. He can correct me if I am wrong.
 
2012-09-02 03:51:31 AM  

Amos Quito: whidbey: Amos Quito: But either way, it doesn't matter. We're farked. We've been being farked by the Dems AND the Repubs for SO long that we're never going to recover as a nation.

Actually, no.

We should be throwing all of our support to the Democratic party,

You've resigned yourself to the idea that you're going to get raped no matter what, so you think your only "hope" is to vote for the guy with the smaller dick.

Is that about right?


I've pretty made my position clear about the Democratic Party.

Nothing about it includes anything remotely resembling the word rape. That's your ridiculous delusion.


Who do you intend to tax? The unemployed and underemployed?


He said DEMOCRATS not REPUBLICANS.

The robber barons got fatter pulling the scheme as their pals on BOTH sides of the aisle patted them on the back, doing NOTHING to protect our ability to compete domestically, internationally, or even to survive as an economy.


Bullsh*t.

Just sit back and enjoy the show.

Seriously.


Ooh drama. Too bad you haven't really backed up anything you've said here.

Again, the only thing you should be doing is either supporting the Democratic Party or getting off your ass and joining others to start a viable 3rd party.

You are doing neither, you are hardly worth my time.
 
2012-09-02 03:53:59 AM