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(Townhall)   Democrat party operatives panicked when they realized that the platform, as initially drafted, showed today's Democrats exactly for who they are - the home base for the nihilism, radical moral relativism, and welfare statism   (townhall.com) divider line 145
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2012-09-10 08:19:24 AM
That headline was written by someone with no sense of irony.
 
2012-09-10 08:20:58 AM
If I may be so bold to speak up, if you must greenlight Town Hall links, can you admins please add some humor to the headline? That is what Fark is supposed to be, ya know. This isnt strange "not news" like a pilot crashing his plane while mooning another; this is just some petty bullshiat crying
 
2012-09-10 08:21:18 AM
Why is the National Geographic icon there instead of one for Townhall?
 
2012-09-10 08:30:19 AM
One still-great marker for "ignorable illiterate asswit" is if they write "Democrat party" instead of properly conjugating the word, Democratic.

Its a great marker for "Balls in need of a kick" as well.

I wonder how you say that in German.
 
2012-09-10 08:31:49 AM

cman: If I may be so bold to speak up, if you must greenlight Town Hall links, can you admins please add some humor to the headline? That is what Fark is supposed to be, ya know. This isnt strange "not news" like a pilot crashing his plane while mooning another; this is just some petty bullshiat crying


no shiat.

there used to be a balance between the townhall, NRO, american thinker, WND, newsmax, blaze, caller, etc. links and ones from kos and tpm, but now it's pretty much just all-freeper all the time. i've been on fark for seven years - mainly because it was a balanced site (well, and teh boobies). but this really sucks.
 
2012-09-10 08:33:06 AM
Whenever I see someone use the term "Democrat party" or its equivalent, it's like a beacon demonstrating that whoever wrote or spoke that is simply not worth talking to because they are nothing more than a sluggish, little troll.

This is America, Subby. We speak English here.
 
2012-09-10 08:33:45 AM

Generation_D: One still-great marker for "ignorable illiterate asswit" is if they write "Democrat party" instead of properly conjugating the word, Democratic.

Its a great marker for "Balls in need of a kick" as well.

I wonder how you say that in German.


Bollen in nut von kicken?

shiat my Dutch is rustig
 
2012-09-10 08:40:44 AM

cman: Generation_D: One still-great marker for "ignorable illiterate asswit" is if they write "Democrat party" instead of properly conjugating the word, Democratic.

Its a great marker for "Balls in need of a kick" as well.

I wonder how you say that in German.

Bollen in nut von kicken?

shiat my Dutch is rustig


Sack treten muss?
 
2012-09-10 08:59:23 AM
I'll bet if the townhall and other butthurt articles sources didn't routinely get a lot of comments and page clicks from the people who stumble over themselves to say they're down voting, or not reading, or complaining, there'd probably be fewer of them.

I know boycotting tard threads isn't as sexy and trendy as boycotting mediocre chicken places, but it'd probably be more effective.
 
2012-09-10 09:01:01 AM
j.wigflip.com
 
2012-09-10 09:10:38 AM

Aarontology: I'll bet if the townhall and other butthurt articles sources didn't routinely get a lot of comments and page clicks from the people who stumble over themselves to say they're down voting, or not reading, or complaining, there'd probably be fewer of them.

I know boycotting tard threads isn't as sexy and trendy as boycotting mediocre chicken places, but it'd probably be more effective.


This is Fark. There is a long tradition of letting idiots be themselves. They are part of the community, and these articles give them a place to congregate. Plus, given Ignore, it is the perfect breeding ground for more subscriptions to TF for folks who either have too much cash or expense accounts to get out "the message." The half life for professional trolls is getting shorter, and to be fair, the Silly Season isn't a bad place to skim cash from the intellectually stunted. It's not nice, but Fark has rarely been accused of being overly sweet and cuddly...
 
2012-09-10 09:10:43 AM
Star. Honey. Darling. It's more bait for your candidate. And he swallowed it, hook and all, as usual. Your candidate and his spokespeople keep saying it's all about the economy. But instead Romney's out now screaming about he won't remove God from our currency (Jesus would be so proud of you all). And it's alienating the moderates and undecideds, which you desperately need, with roughly 50 days to go.
 
2012-09-10 09:24:52 AM
i72.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-10 09:27:30 AM
Maybe if we stop commenting in all these stupid Townhall threads they'll stop going green.

/I know, I know, I'm commenting too, but you get my point
 
2012-09-10 09:32:27 AM

Jackson Herring: [j.wigflip.com image 403x403]


republicans' inability to understand the difference between a noun and an adjective is adorable.
 
2012-09-10 09:40:05 AM
Their choice of moral absolutes is a relativistic one.
 
2012-09-10 09:40:54 AM

unlikely: cman: Generation_D: One still-great marker for "ignorable illiterate asswit" is if they write "Democrat party" instead of properly conjugating the word, Democratic.

Its a great marker for "Balls in need of a kick" as well.

I wonder how you say that in German.

Bollen in nut von kicken?

shiat my Dutch is rustig

Sack treten muss?


i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-10 09:41:54 AM

FlashHarry: Jackson Herring: [j.wigflip.com image 403x403]

republicans' inability to understand the difference between a noun and an adjective is adorable.


It's a good litmus test for the ignore list. As is the use of the number zero in place of the capital "O".
 
2012-09-10 09:51:33 AM

coco ebert: Maybe if we stop commenting in all these stupid Townhall threads they'll stop going green.

/I know, I know, I'm commenting too, but you get my point


They're all teed up every morning green before anyone comments. Which is another interesting fact of the modern fark mod procedure. Because it did kind of used to be the rule that if something didn't catch on it would stay red lit. But that was before this neat invention called paid political green lights, or something.
 
2012-09-10 10:03:35 AM

Generation_D: coco ebert: Maybe if we stop commenting in all these stupid Townhall threads they'll stop going green.

/I know, I know, I'm commenting too, but you get my point

They're all teed up every morning green before anyone comments. Which is another interesting fact of the modern fark mod procedure. Because it did kind of used to be the rule that if something didn't catch on it would stay red lit. But that was before this neat invention called paid political green lights, or something.


Hmm, I did not know that.
 
2012-09-10 10:05:47 AM

dahmers love zombie: unlikely: cman: Generation_D: One still-great marker for "ignorable illiterate asswit" is if they write "Democrat party" instead of properly conjugating the word, Democratic.

Its a great marker for "Balls in need of a kick" as well.

I wonder how you say that in German.

Bollen in nut von kicken?

shiat my Dutch is rustig

Sack treten muss?

[i.imgur.com image 476x159]


www.windrosearmoury.com
 
2012-09-10 10:35:04 AM
Democrat party operatives panicked when they realized that the platform, as initially drafted, showed today's Democrats exactly for who they are - the home base for the nihilism, radical moral relativism, and welfare statism that defines today's far left.

um...was this supposed to be scary? because it didn't work...i'm not scared. hmm....and i'm not outraged either.
 
2012-09-10 10:43:59 AM
Really???

Sign me up!

I heard a lot of militarism, nationalism, and God.
 
2012-09-10 11:04:43 AM

coco ebert: Maybe if we stop commenting in all these stupid Townhall threads they'll stop going green.

/I know, I know, I'm commenting too, but you get my point


I agree, we shouldn't be commenting in threads like this, it's counterproductive.
 
2012-09-10 11:05:01 AM
They're nihilists, Donny. Nothing to be afraid of unless you're Republican.
 
2012-09-10 11:05:23 AM

Vodka Zombie: Whenever I see someone use the term "Democrat party" or its equivalent, it's like a beacon demonstrating that whoever wrote or spoke that is simply not worth talking to because they are nothing more than a sluggish, little troll.


Eh, I sometimes get it wrong accidentally (I have trouble with "Vote Democrat" vs "Vote Democratic"), but for the most part, yes.

cman: If I may be so bold to speak up, if you must greenlight Town Hall links, can you admins please add some humor to the headline? That is what Fark is supposed to be, ya know. This isnt strange "not news" like a pilot crashing his plane while mooning another; this is just some petty bullshiat crying


Also, fifty shades of THIS.
 
2012-09-10 11:06:29 AM
"nihilism"?

Man, conservatives aren't even trying anymore.
 
2012-09-10 11:06:35 AM

FlashHarry: cman: If I may be so bold to speak up, if you must greenlight Town Hall links, can you admins please add some humor to the headline? That is what Fark is supposed to be, ya know. This isnt strange "not news" like a pilot crashing his plane while mooning another; this is just some petty bullshiat crying

no shiat.

there used to be a balance between the townhall, NRO, american thinker, WND, newsmax, blaze, caller, etc. links and ones from kos and tpm, but now it's pretty much just all-freeper all the time. i've been on fark for seven years - mainly because it was a balanced site (well, and teh boobies). but this really sucks.


Bring back PITA Drew. I am sorry for ever complaining about that.
 
2012-09-10 11:07:34 AM

FlashHarry: Jackson Herring: [j.wigflip.com image 403x403]

republicans' inability to understand the difference between a noun and an adjective is adorable.


And especially ironic given their 'english is the only decent language' belief.
 
2012-09-10 11:08:07 AM
they democratically amended the platform. You got nothing, subby.
 
2012-09-10 11:08:58 AM

Vodka Zombie: Whenever I see someone use the term "Democrat party" or its equivalent, it's like a beacon demonstrating that whoever wrote or spoke that is simply not worth talking to because they are nothing more than a sluggish, little troll.

This is America, Subby. We speak English here.


I've been told by someone who does this that they like it because "it sticks it to the libs". It's like when a sports fan has a lame pet name for a rival like A&M saying "TU" instead of UT because they think it really sticks it to the Longhorns.
 
2012-09-10 11:08:59 AM
cravencottagenewsround.files.wordpress.com
LOLWUT
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-09-10 11:09:08 AM
Meh.

This stupidity is going to haunt the GOP the way the acid dropping hippies singing kumbaya did the Democrats.

It reminds me of the idiot left wing students that thought that they were going to have a revolution, except with illiterate rednecks instead.
 
2012-09-10 11:09:14 AM
Shall we take a close look at the GOP platform..........farking rapists.
 
2012-09-10 11:09:45 AM
After reading the link below, I'm quite sure it's not the Democrat Party doing the panicking. Suck it, you lousy Tea Party hacks.
 
2012-09-10 11:10:16 AM
The rightwing seems to see a lot of panicking from the Democrats on a regular basis.

Which makes little sense as the Democrats are easily trouncing the GOP in the national election and what 'should' have been an easy push to a Senate majority is turning out to be anything but easy and may well end up with a Democratic lead after November.

Which would be horribly amusing.

It's less than two months until the election and Romney is still playing defense over his repeated gaffes with not a hint of effective offense within sight.

For a future reference, this is how you run a national election with a budget of hundreds of millions of dollars in soft money, ruthless political operatives, a mediocre economy and STILL MANAGE TO LOSE.
 
2012-09-10 11:10:43 AM
At least the democrats were honest enough to leave all the bullshiat about restoring civil liberties out of their platform this year, unlike 2008 when they put in a bunch of promises they had no intention of keeping. Though it's disheartening to know that neither of the two major parties is even willing to pay lip service to the civil libertarians out there.
 
2012-09-10 11:11:09 AM
Looks exhausting...
 
2012-09-10 11:11:15 AM

FlashHarry: cman: If I may be so bold to speak up, if you must greenlight Town Hall links, can you admins please add some humor to the headline? That is what Fark is supposed to be, ya know. This isnt strange "not news" like a pilot crashing his plane while mooning another; this is just some petty bullshiat crying

no shiat.

there used to be a balance between the townhall, NRO, american thinker, WND, newsmax, blaze, caller, etc. links and ones from kos and tpm, but now it's pretty much just all-freeper all the time. i've been on fark for seven years - mainly because it was a balanced site (well, and teh boobies). but this really sucks.


They are not even rebuttals, responses, legitimate claims and/or statements anymore. They are lunatic wackos that are given a platform to speak from.
 
2012-09-10 11:11:25 AM
Is this just TownHall drumming up a new Red Scare?
 
2012-09-10 11:13:03 AM

Talondel: At least the democrats were honest enough to leave all the bullshiat about restoring civil liberties out of their platform this year, unlike 2008 when they put in a bunch of promises they had no intention of keeping. Though it's disheartening to know that neither of the two major parties is even willing to pay lip service to the civil libertarians out there.


Marriage equality doesn't count as a civil liberty to you?
 
2012-09-10 11:17:02 AM

FlashHarry: (well, and teh boobies)


What ever happened to the boobies? Did I miss another staff meeting or something?
 
2012-09-10 11:17:18 AM

Jackson Herring:


Holy Christ, how are you ever going to find a fatter dog?
 
2012-09-10 11:19:00 AM

AJTressler: Jackson Herring:

Holy Christ, how are you ever going to find a fatter dog?


That poor 77lb dachshund :(
 
2012-09-10 11:20:27 AM
At least they have a platform, unlike the Republic party.
 
2012-09-10 11:21:39 AM
the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion

- From the treaty of Tripoli, written by George Washington, signed by president John Adams, and ratified unanimously by a congress still stacked with founding father in the 1700's

Suck it, conservotrons
 
2012-09-10 11:22:07 AM
Who doesn't love "operatives," the shiattiest word you can use to describe anyone associated with anything.

"Delegate"? Operative.
"Staffer"? Operative.
"Doorman"? Operative.
"Fry Cook"? Operative.
 
2012-09-10 11:22:25 AM
Since Fark now allows links from some mainstream Republican sites like Townhall, American Thinker, Breitbart, Free Republic, National Review Online, and Fox News, why don't the mods let us link to other mainstream Republican sites like Stormfront.org? Seems kind of, I don't know...arbitrary.

If the mods are going to promote some mainstream Republican sites, seems like they should promote all of them, including StormFront. After all, the Tea Partiers want to be heard, too. And with Obama likely to win in November, the Republicans will need as much publicity as they can get.
 
2012-09-10 11:22:58 AM

AJTressler: Holy Christ, how are you ever going to find a fatter dog?


www.the-top-list.com
 
2012-09-10 11:23:04 AM

xria: coco ebert: Maybe if we stop commenting in all these stupid Townhall threads they'll stop going green.

/I know, I know, I'm commenting too, but you get my point

I agree, we shouldn't be commenting in threads like this, it's counterproductive.


I get having a couple of these a day. But there are so many great articles on politics that could go green. I dunno, maybe those more thoughtful pieces don't get as many comments. *shrugs*
 
2012-09-10 11:23:14 AM
I also noticed that the Democratic Party platform did not include anything about the fact that I have 5 toes on each foot. They must be trying to pass laws to force people to become amputees.
 
2012-09-10 11:24:39 AM
What the hell is the Democrat Party?
 
2012-09-10 11:24:57 AM

cman: If I may be so bold to speak up, if you must greenlight Town Hall links, can you admins please add some humor to the headline? That is what Fark is supposed to be, ya know. This isnt strange "not news" like a pilot crashing his plane while mooning another; this is just some petty bullshiat crying


You mean the headline wasn't intended to be funny?
Wow, Poe's Law in action.

P.S. What is radical moral relativism? I'm a Democrat, so I may as well find out what I believe in.
And how does it relate to chronic moral relativism?
 
2012-09-10 11:25:34 AM

Talondel: At least the democrats were honest enough to leave all the bullshiat about restoring civil liberties out of their platform this year, unlike 2008 when they put in a bunch of promises they had no intention of keeping. Though it's disheartening to know that neither of the two major parties is even willing to pay lip service to the civil libertarians out there.


Huh?
 
2012-09-10 11:26:36 AM
This is now showing at the top of my Fark page:
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Holy sh*t...holy sh*t...holy sh*t...the right wing has completely lost it's grip...BWAHAAHHAAA....
 
2012-09-10 11:27:34 AM

Carn: Talondel: At least the democrats were honest enough to leave all the bullshiat about restoring civil liberties out of their platform this year, unlike 2008 when they put in a bunch of promises they had no intention of keeping. Though it's disheartening to know that neither of the two major parties is even willing to pay lip service to the civil libertarians out there.

Huh?


Actually the Democrats made a concession to the civil libertarians by including mental health coverage in Obamacare.
 
2012-09-10 11:28:21 AM

Jackson Herring: [j.wigflip.com image 403x403]


img802.imageshack.us
 
2012-09-10 11:28:34 AM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: [img222.imageshack.us image 736x98]


hugochesshire.com
 
2012-09-10 11:28:55 AM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: This is now showing at the top of my Fark page:
[img222.imageshack.us image 736x98]

BWAAAHAAHAHAAAAAAAAA!!!! HAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA! BWAHAHAHAHAHABWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA BWWWAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAA!!!!

Holy sh*t...holy sh*t...holy sh*t...the right wing has completely lost it's grip...BWAHAAHHAAA....


Well the first one was such a smashing success!
 
2012-09-10 11:32:58 AM
Since I went to college and plan to vote for Obama (again), I hate America and am morally bankrupt? Thanks, conservatives, for making me feel wanted in your "big tent." Now kindly fark off.
 
2012-09-10 11:33:28 AM

Fluorescent Testicle: cman: If I may be so bold to speak up, if you must greenlight Town Hall links, can you admins please add some humor to the headline? That is what Fark is supposed to be, ya know. This isnt strange "not news" like a pilot crashing his plane while mooning another; this is just some petty bullshiat crying

Also, fifty shades of THIS.


I have him farkied as grey, so I find this incredibly a propos.
 
2012-09-10 11:33:30 AM

FarkedOver: Well the first one was such a smashing success!


So who is their bootsrappy producer going to blame when this part fails too?

And it's three farking parts. I guess they dedicate one film just to John Galt's speech.
 
2012-09-10 11:34:29 AM
Just to be clear the Democratic Party is a United States political party. It is known for slightly left of center political positions and candidates.

The Democrat Party is what will be happening on November 7. It will be known for the drinking of delicious conservative tears from 50 gallon drums.
 
2012-09-10 11:36:04 AM

coco ebert: xria: coco ebert: Maybe if we stop commenting in all these stupid Townhall threads they'll stop going green.

/I know, I know, I'm commenting too, but you get my point

I agree, we shouldn't be commenting in threads like this, it's counterproductive.

I get having a couple of these a day. But there are so many great articles on politics that could go green. I dunno, maybe those more thoughtful pieces don't get as many comments. *shrugs*


Great insightful articles make people feel dumb, or can threaten their prejudices, so they go to other sites where they aren't exposed to anything more intelligent than they are. The greater the number of readers/money you want, the stupider the things you need to link to.
 
2012-09-10 11:36:07 AM

Fart_Machine: And it's three farking parts. I guess they dedicate one film just to John Galt's speech.


Atlas Shrugged 3: My Ultimate Ayn Rand Porn.
 
2012-09-10 11:37:30 AM
If the Democrats believe in the welfare state, that can't possibly be nihilist, can it? As I recall nihilists believe in nothing, and the welfare state is definitely a thing. Even "moral relativism" assumes that there are standards of morality that need to be respected.
 
2012-09-10 11:38:22 AM

Talondel: At least the democrats were honest enough to leave all the bullshiat about restoring civil liberties out of their platform this year, unlike 2008 when they put in a bunch of promises they had no intention of keeping. Though it's disheartening to know that neither of the two major parties is even willing to pay lip service to the civil libertarians out there.


Marriage Equality. Repeal of DADT. Equal pay for women. End insurance discrimination for pre-existing medical conditions.

I'm rather disappointed with Obama's silence on the Patriot Act and the NDAA, but let's not pretend he hasn't made advances on civil liberties.
 
2012-09-10 11:38:45 AM
I think that most Democrats would be perfectly fine with getting rid of the welfare states, so bring it on.
 
2012-09-10 11:39:17 AM

Fart_Machine: FarkedOver: Well the first one was such a smashing success!

So who is their bootsrappy producer going to blame when this part fails too?

And it's three farking parts. I guess they dedicate one film just to John Galt's speech.


Yeah, the first one was a complete flop. The very making of the sequel seems somewhat at odds with the "philosophy" it espouses, if one can call the ravings of a scarred 4-year-old's intellect trapped in the body of a sociopathic obsessive compulsive harpy a "philosophy"...
 
2012-09-10 11:40:20 AM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: This is now showing at the top of my Fark page:
[img222.imageshack.us image 736x98]

BWAAAHAAHAHAAAAAAAAA!!!! HAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA! BWAHAHAHAHAHABWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA BWWWAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAA!!!!

Holy sh*t...holy sh*t...holy sh*t...the right wing has completely lost it's grip...BWAHAAHHAAA....


The really funny bit is that none of the actors from the first part returned
 
2012-09-10 11:40:36 AM

Fart_Machine: FarkedOver: Well the first one was such a smashing success!

So who is their bootsrappy producer going to blame when this part fails too?

And it's three farking parts. I guess they dedicate one film just to John Galt's speech.


I love the idea of the Randians considering themselves "modern Atlases." Since Atlas was condemned to stand on the Gaia (the Earth) and hold Uranus (the heavens) on his shoulders. So whenever a Randian considers themselves an Atlas, I think "Well, you have a point, you've already got Uranus between your shoulders."
 
2012-09-10 11:41:00 AM

cubic_spleen: Since Fark now allows links from some mainstream Republican sites like Townhall, American Thinker, Breitbart, Free Republic, National Review Online, and Fox News, why don't the mods let us link to other mainstream Republican sites like Stormfront.org? Seems kind of, I don't know...arbitrary.

If the mods are going to promote some mainstream Republican sites, seems like they should promote all of them, including StormFront. After all, the Tea Partiers want to be heard, too. And with Obama likely to win in November, the Republicans will need as much publicity as they can get.


Are you just copy-and-pasting that into every politics thread now?
 
2012-09-10 11:41:29 AM

Arkanaut: If the Democrats believe in the welfare state, that can't possibly be nihilist, can it? As I recall nihilists believe in nothing, and the welfare state is definitely a thing. Even "moral relativism" assumes that there are standards of morality that need to be respected.


oh what's really gonna keep you awake at nights is wondering how the GOP manages to reconcile their professed believe in Christ with their hatred of the sick and poor.
 
2012-09-10 11:41:51 AM
Also, headline needs more -isms.

/ jism
 
2012-09-10 11:41:57 AM

FarkedOver: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: This is now showing at the top of my Fark page:
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Holy sh*t...holy sh*t...holy sh*t...the right wing has completely lost it's grip...BWAHAAHHAAA....

Well the first one was such a smashing success!


The first was not that bad. The acting was a little subpar but I thought the way it was shot and selected locations for shots were well chosen.
 
2012-09-10 11:42:27 AM

abb3w: Their choice of moral absolutes is a relativistic one.


Does it appear to change to the observer depending upon acceleration in regard to the inertial reference frame?

Can you red-shift derp? Do you get herpier as you approach C?
 
2012-09-10 11:42:28 AM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: This is now showing at the top of my Fark page:
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i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-09-10 11:42:34 AM

KarmicDisaster: I think that most Democrats would be perfectly fine with getting rid of the welfare states, so bring it on.


That's what I don't get. If federal spending was set so that states could only take back what they put in...or, taking it further, federal taxes were slashed such that states could only fund themselves...it's the GOP states that would suffer the most, by a landslide. Just goes to show that the GOP's supporters in the lower ranks of society are indeed useful idiots. Very useful, and very very idiotic.
 
2012-09-10 11:43:39 AM

physt: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: This is now showing at the top of my Fark page:
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I'm stealing that...
 
2012-09-10 11:44:06 AM
Define "nihilist": "one who realizes a defect in a document written by committee; uses expanded committee (read: 'delegation') to vote on new language."
-Carl Showalter

// not obscure, but I wonder who'll pick up on it?
 
2012-09-10 11:48:30 AM

coco ebert: xria: coco ebert: Maybe if we stop commenting in all these stupid Townhall threads they'll stop going green.

/I know, I know, I'm commenting too, but you get my point

I agree, we shouldn't be commenting in threads like this, it's counterproductive.

I get having a couple of these a day. But there are so many great articles on politics that could go green. I dunno, maybe those more thoughtful pieces don't get as many comments. *shrugs*


If you're fighting tl;dr syndrome, you will never win.
 
2012-09-10 11:49:05 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-10 11:52:27 AM

unlikely: dahmers love zombie: unlikely: cman: Generation_D: One still-great marker for "ignorable illiterate asswit" is if they write "Democrat party" instead of properly conjugating the word, Democratic.

Its a great marker for "Balls in need of a kick" as well.

I wonder how you say that in German.

Bollen in nut von kicken?

shiat my Dutch is rustig

Sack treten muss?

[i.imgur.com image 476x159]

[www.windrosearmoury.com image 300x426]


There's always "Backpfeifengesicht," which means "a face that needs a slap."
 
2012-09-10 11:54:10 AM

Jackson Herring: [i.imgur.com image 736x98]


This is why I come to Fark.
 
2012-09-10 11:56:14 AM

Fart_Machine: FarkedOver: Well the first one was such a smashing success!

So who is their bootsrappy producer going to blame when this part fails too?

And it's three farking parts. I guess they dedicate one film just to John Galt's speech.


From reviews of part 1.......Rolling Stone's Peter Travers said the movie "sits there flapping on screen like a bludgeoned seal."

Ouch.
 
2012-09-10 11:58:02 AM

Jackson Herring: [i.imgur.com image 736x98]


Oh my....
 
2012-09-10 12:02:43 PM
Is there anyone who can explain exactly why not explicitly saying "Jerusalem is forever the capital of Israel" and the number of mentions of God are important? I see lots of people pointing indignantly at these "obvious mistakes", but nobody who seems to have any ability to articulate what exactly is negative here.

Why should I (or anyone who isn't Israeli) care what a US political party thinks about where the capital should be located?

How many mentions of God does a platform have to have exactly? What does having fewer than that number mean?
 
2012-09-10 12:04:00 PM
And yet...still decidedly less crazy than Republicans
 
2012-09-10 12:04:18 PM

Jackson Herring: [i.imgur.com image 736x98]


THIS is why you are favorited.
 
2012-09-10 12:05:36 PM

Rapmaster2000: I've been told by someone who does this that they like it because "it sticks it to the libs". It's like when a sports fan has a lame pet name for a rival like A&M saying "TU" instead of UT because they think it really sticks it to the Longhorns.


Considering that the insult is coming from someone who can't build a campfire without killing a dozen people, it's a great analogy.
 
2012-09-10 12:06:10 PM

Fluorescent Testicle: Talondel: At least the democrats were honest enough to leave all the bullshiat about restoring civil liberties out of their platform this year, unlike 2008 when they put in a bunch of promises they had no intention of keeping. Though it's disheartening to know that neither of the two major parties is even willing to pay lip service to the civil libertarians out there.

Marriage equality doesn't count as a civil liberty to you?


It does, and I'm pleased about that much. But I'm referring to this from 2008:

As we combat terrorism, we must not sacrifice the American values we are fighting to protect. In recent years, we've seen an Administration put forward a false choice between the liberties we cherish and the security we demand. The Democratic Party rejects this dichotomy. We will restore our constitutional traditions, and recover our nation's founding commitment to liberty under law.

(1) We support constitutional protections and judicial oversight on any surveillance program involving Americans. (2) We will review the current Administration's warrantless wiretapping program. (3) We reject illegal wiretapping of American citizens, wherever they live.

(4) We reject the use of national security letters to spy on citizens who are not suspected of a crime. (5) We reject the tracking of citizens who do nothing more than protest a misguided war. (6) We reject torture. (7) We reject sweeping claims of "inherent" presidential power. (8) We will revisit the Patriot Act and overturn unconstitutional executive decisions issued during the past eight years. (9) We will not use signing statements to nullify or undermine duly enacted law. (10) And we will ensure that law-abiding Americans of any origin, including Arab-Americans and Muslim-Americans, do not become the scapegoats of national security fears.

We believe that our Constitution, our courts, our institutions, and our traditions work.


I've numbered the 10 major promises in there. I'd say they went, at best, 4 for 10. The rest were all abject failures. Wireless warrant tapping continues despite efforts by Democratic senators and congressmen to include reforms, and challenges to those programs by civilian organization were fought by the Obama DOJ (that kills 1, 2, 3, and 8). The use of security letters continues unabated. Current administration got 5 and 6 right mostly right, with some exceptions. Obama has expanded presidential authority to engage in targeted killing (a euphemism for assassination) and to defy the War Powers Act.. 9 and 10 he got mostly right, with some exceptions..

So 6 of 10 major platform points on Civil Liberties have been abandoned in 4 years.
 
2012-09-10 12:08:51 PM

Generation_D: One still-great marker for "ignorable illiterate asswit" is if they write "Democrat party" instead of properly conjugating the word, Democratic.

Its a great marker for "Balls in need of a kick" as well.

I wonder how you say that in German.


I really don't think it is ignorance. I think they do it 'cause they know it gets your cute little panties all twisted up in a knot. Seriously.
 
2012-09-10 12:10:17 PM

Vodka Zombie: Whenever I see someone use the term "Democrat party" or its equivalent, it's like a beacon demonstrating that whoever wrote or spoke that is simply not worth talking to because they are nothing more than a sluggish, little troll.

This is America, Subby. We speak English here.


Not really. Not anymore. Got turned down for a cashier job a few months ago 'cause I didn't speak Spanish.
 
2012-09-10 12:10:19 PM

Talondel: Fluorescent Testicle: Talondel: At least the democrats were honest enough to leave all the bullshiat about restoring civil liberties out of their platform this year, unlike 2008 when they put in a bunch of promises they had no intention of keeping. Though it's disheartening to know that neither of the two major parties is even willing to pay lip service to the civil libertarians out there.

Marriage equality doesn't count as a civil liberty to you?

It does, and I'm pleased about that much. But I'm referring to this from 2008:

As we combat terrorism, we must not sacrifice the American values we are fighting to protect. In recent years, we've seen an Administration put forward a false choice between the liberties we cherish and the security we demand. The Democratic Party rejects this dichotomy. We will restore our constitutional traditions, and recover our nation's founding commitment to liberty under law.

(1) We support constitutional protections and judicial oversight on any surveillance program involving Americans. (2) We will review the current Administration's warrantless wiretapping program. (3) We reject illegal wiretapping of American citizens, wherever they live.

(4) We reject the use of national security letters to spy on citizens who are not suspected of a crime. (5) We reject the tracking of citizens who do nothing more than protest a misguided war. (6) We reject torture. (7) We reject sweeping claims of "inherent" presidential power. (8) We will revisit the Patriot Act and overturn unconstitutional executive decisions issued during the past eight years. (9) We will not use signing statements to nullify or undermine duly enacted law. (10) And we will ensure that law-abiding Americans of any origin, including Arab-Americans and Muslim-Americans, do not become the scapegoats of national security fears.

We believe that our Constitution, our courts, our institutions, and our traditions work.

I've numbered the 10 major promises in there. I'd say they ...


How do you think this would compare to a McCain administration or a Romney administration?
 
2012-09-10 12:13:15 PM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Vodka Zombie: Whenever I see someone use the term "Democrat party" or its equivalent, it's like a beacon demonstrating that whoever wrote or spoke that is simply not worth talking to because they are nothing more than a sluggish, little troll.

This is America, Subby. We speak English here.

Not really. Not anymore. Got turned down for a cashier job a few months ago 'cause I didn't speak Spanish as many languages as others who were also applying for the job.

 
2012-09-10 12:13:34 PM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Generation_D: One still-great marker for "ignorable illiterate asswit" is if they write "Democrat party" instead of properly conjugating the word, Democratic.

Its a great marker for "Balls in need of a kick" as well.

I wonder how you say that in German.

I really don't think it is ignorance. I think they do it 'cause they know it gets your cute little panties all twisted up in a knot. Seriously.


Besides, if they called Democrats "Democratics" it would sound like a really crappy garage or nightclub band. "And now, let's here it for Dweeble Dribble and his Democratics!"
 
2012-09-10 12:16:15 PM

sprawl15: Jackson Herring: [j.wigflip.com image 403x403]

[img802.imageshack.us image 450x299]


i865.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-10 12:19:06 PM

qorkfiend: How do you think this would compare to a McCain administration or a Romney administration?


I think it's irrelevant, given that neither McCain or Romney have ever been or are likely to be president. If they somehow do take power, I'll criticize their positions on civil liberties just like I did with Bush. Has the current administration been better than Bush? Yes, and it's also been better than Stalin, but that's also a completely pointless comparison. The fact is that both parties are completely useless on civil liberties, to the point where the Democrats don't even feel like it's a lie they should stick with. Unlike say, the Republicans promises from 2000 to be fiscally responsible and restore limited government, which were also abject failures, but at least those are lies they still pretend they might someday keep.

Both parties are bad, so stop pretending otherwise and hold your nose while you vote for one of them, or vote for Gary Johnson.
 
2012-09-10 12:20:52 PM

magusdevil: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Vodka Zombie: Whenever I see someone use the term "Democrat party" or its equivalent, it's like a beacon demonstrating that whoever wrote or spoke that is simply not worth talking to because they are nothing more than a sluggish, little troll.

This is America, Subby. We speak English here.

Not really. Not anymore. Got turned down for a cashier job a few months ago 'cause I didn't speak Spanish as many languages as others who were also applying for the job.


Well, no. The reason given is that they already had 4 employees who only spoke Spanish, so they needed someone who could communicate with them.

Nice try, though.

Gee, do you think they could have been illegals undocumented?
 
2012-09-10 12:24:19 PM

Talondel: qorkfiend: How do you think this would compare to a McCain administration or a Romney administration?

I think it's irrelevant, given that neither McCain or Romney have ever been or are likely to be president. If they somehow do take power, I'll criticize their positions on civil liberties just like I did with Bush. Has the current administration been better than Bush? Yes, and it's also been better than Stalin, but that's also a completely pointless comparison. The fact is that both parties are completely useless on civil liberties, to the point where the Democrats don't even feel like it's a lie they should stick with. Unlike say, the Republicans promises from 2000 to be fiscally responsible and restore limited government, which were also abject failures, but at least those are lies they still pretend they might someday keep.

Both parties are bad, so stop pretending otherwise and hold your nose while you vote for one of them, or vote for Gary Johnson.


False equivalency at its finest. You just acknowledged a moment ago that they had fulfilled several of their campaign promises on civil liberties. The fact that they did not do so on some of the more pressing matters, which you happen to care strongly about (as do I), does not make them equivalent to the party that would have done nothing about any of them, and has a very large portion of its base supporting a harder turn towards fascism in the name of patriotism.

tl;dr: 2 + 2 = POTATO
 
2012-09-10 12:26:17 PM

cman: If I may be so bold to speak up, if you must greenlight Town Hall links, can you admins please add some humor to the headline? That is what Fark is supposed to be, ya know. This isnt strange "not news" like a pilot crashing his plane while mooning another; this is just some petty bullshiat crying


They will continue to get greenlit as long as farklibs continue to get all butthurt about it and feel the need to go into the thread and whine about it. How much discussion is there in this thread about the actual content of the article vs. mewling about the headline or the fact that another Townhall link got greened? A clicky is a clicky. We're up to 100 comments already. Success!!!
 
2012-09-10 12:27:05 PM

Talondel: Both parties are bad, so stop pretending otherwise and hold your nose while you vote for one of them, or vote for Gary Johnson.


Ah, you're one of those types. Nevermind, then; no point in debating against a brick wall.

/If you think that the Libertarian party isn't a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Republican party, you might be an idiot.
//And if you think that they give a rat's burst haemorrhoid about your civil rights, you are definitely an idiot.
 
2012-09-10 12:32:19 PM

Fluorescent Testicle: /If you think that the Libertarian party isn't a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Republican party, you might be an idiot.


if you think that the GOP owns a party whose sole impact is to take votes away from the GOP...
 
2012-09-10 12:32:47 PM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: magusdevil: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Vodka Zombie: Whenever I see someone use the term "Democrat party" or its equivalent, it's like a beacon demonstrating that whoever wrote or spoke that is simply not worth talking to because they are nothing more than a sluggish, little troll.

This is America, Subby. We speak English here.

Not really. Not anymore. Got turned down for a cashier job a few months ago 'cause I didn't speak Spanish as many languages as others who were also applying for the job.

Well, no. The reason given is that they already had 4 employees who only spoke Spanish, so they needed someone who could communicate with them.

Nice try, though.

Gee, do you think they could have been illegals undocumented?


If that's true (and I have absolutely no reason to believe you are lying), that sucks. And that's wrong, and you have my sympathy. Sorry if I was rubbing salt in a wound, I feel like a real dick now. As I should.
 
2012-09-10 12:34:39 PM

magusdevil: If that's true (and I have absolutely no reason to believe you are lying), that sucks. And that's wrong, and you have my sympathy. Sorry if I was rubbing salt in a wound, I feel like a real dick now. As I should.


Don't. JAOCHG is a known troll and liar.
 
2012-09-10 12:37:07 PM

magusdevil: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: magusdevil: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Vodka Zombie: Whenever I see someone use the term "Democrat party" or its equivalent, it's like a beacon demonstrating that whoever wrote or spoke that is simply not worth talking to because they are nothing more than a sluggish, little troll.

This is America, Subby. We speak English here.

Not really. Not anymore. Got turned down for a cashier job a few months ago 'cause I didn't speak Spanish as many languages as others who were also applying for the job.

Well, no. The reason given is that they already had 4 employees who only spoke Spanish, so they needed someone who could communicate with them.

Nice try, though.

Gee, do you think they could have been illegals undocumented?

If that's true (and I have absolutely no reason to believe you are lying), that sucks. And that's wrong, and you have my sympathy. Sorry if I was rubbing salt in a wound, I feel like a real dick now. As I should.


Speaking as a hiring manager, the use of 'not bilingual' as a non-hiring reason is prevalent when you don't want to deal with people and tell them the real reason they're not being hired. Bad references, bad personal appearance, terrible work history. It's often easier to just tell them "oh gee, we would have hired you, but we need someone who speaks Spanish. Sorry."
 
2012-09-10 12:39:24 PM

Fluorescent Testicle: magusdevil: If that's true (and I have absolutely no reason to believe you are lying), that sucks. And that's wrong, and you have my sympathy. Sorry if I was rubbing salt in a wound, I feel like a real dick now. As I should.

Don't. JAOCHG is a known troll and liar.


I stand corrected. Failure to hire someone based on the language(s) they speak would be a clear and actionable violation of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.
 
2012-09-10 12:41:13 PM

Fluorescent Testicle: Don't. JAOCHG is a known troll and liar.


This.
 
2012-09-10 12:41:24 PM

magusdevil: Fluorescent Testicle: magusdevil: If that's true (and I have absolutely no reason to believe you are lying), that sucks. And that's wrong, and you have my sympathy. Sorry if I was rubbing salt in a wound, I feel like a real dick now. As I should.

Don't. JAOCHG is a known troll and liar.

I stand corrected. Failure to hire someone based on the language(s) they speak would be a clear and actionable violation of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.


you can't refuse to hire someone because they don't speak English in CA?
 
2012-09-10 12:42:02 PM
Asking again. I don't understand why the National Geographic icon is used. Is it an intentional joke, or a modmin mistake?
 
2012-09-10 12:42:30 PM
HERE:

SOME MORE STRAWS FOR YOU TO MAKE GRASPING MOTIONS TOWARDS!

/wheee! caps!
 
2012-09-10 12:43:50 PM

skullkrusher: magusdevil: Fluorescent Testicle: magusdevil: If that's true (and I have absolutely no reason to believe you are lying), that sucks. And that's wrong, and you have my sympathy. Sorry if I was rubbing salt in a wound, I feel like a real dick now. As I should.

Don't. JAOCHG is a known troll and liar.

I stand corrected. Failure to hire someone based on the language(s) they speak would be a clear and actionable violation of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.

you can't refuse to hire someone because they don't speak English in CA?


That's not entirely clear to me at this point... my previous post might have overreached. Hope they don't revoke my Law GED.
 
2012-09-10 12:44:29 PM

Talondel: Both parties are bad, so stop pretending otherwise and hold your nose while you vote for one of them, or vote for Gary Johnson.


This only makes sense if you honestly, actually believe there is not a single shred of difference between the two parties on every single policy issue.
 
2012-09-10 12:45:05 PM

Shabash: Asking again. I don't understand why the National Geographic icon is used. Is it an intentional joke, or a modmin mistake?


I see no National Geographic icon.
 
2012-09-10 12:46:40 PM

skullkrusher: magusdevil: Fluorescent Testicle: magusdevil: If that's true (and I have absolutely no reason to believe you are lying), that sucks. And that's wrong, and you have my sympathy. Sorry if I was rubbing salt in a wound, I feel like a real dick now. As I should.

Don't. JAOCHG is a known troll and liar.

I stand corrected. Failure to hire someone based on the language(s) they speak would be a clear and actionable violation of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.

you can't refuse to hire someone because they don't speak English in CA?


No, you can. Language proficiency isn't covered under FEHA.
 
2012-09-10 12:46:59 PM

qorkfiend: Shabash: Asking again. I don't understand why the National Geographic icon is used. Is it an intentional joke, or a modmin mistake?

I see no National Geographic icon.


May be a caching issue with your browser, clear your cache it'll probably go away.
 
2012-09-10 12:47:21 PM

magusdevil: skullkrusher: magusdevil: Fluorescent Testicle: magusdevil: If that's true (and I have absolutely no reason to believe you are lying), that sucks. And that's wrong, and you have my sympathy. Sorry if I was rubbing salt in a wound, I feel like a real dick now. As I should.

Don't. JAOCHG is a known troll and liar.

I stand corrected. Failure to hire someone based on the language(s) they speak would be a clear and actionable violation of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.

you can't refuse to hire someone because they don't speak English in CA?

That's not entirely clear to me at this point... my previous post might have overreached. Hope they don't revoke my Law GED.


heh yeah I can't imagine how that would be prohibited
 
2012-09-10 12:50:43 PM

Fart_Machine: skullkrusher: magusdevil: Fluorescent Testicle: magusdevil: If that's true (and I have absolutely no reason to believe you are lying), that sucks. And that's wrong, and you have my sympathy. Sorry if I was rubbing salt in a wound, I feel like a real dick now. As I should.

Don't. JAOCHG is a known troll and liar.

I stand corrected. Failure to hire someone based on the language(s) they speak would be a clear and actionable violation of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.

you can't refuse to hire someone because they don't speak English in CA?

No, you can. Language proficiency isn't covered under FEHA.


But it is covered in the EEOC federally. However the EEOC seems to assume that discrimination against someone who only speaks English isn't even in the realm of possibility. So that probably could use some updating. Link
 
2012-09-10 12:51:50 PM

magusdevil: Fart_Machine: skullkrusher: magusdevil: Fluorescent Testicle: magusdevil: If that's true (and I have absolutely no reason to believe you are lying), that sucks. And that's wrong, and you have my sympathy. Sorry if I was rubbing salt in a wound, I feel like a real dick now. As I should.

Don't. JAOCHG is a known troll and liar.

I stand corrected. Failure to hire someone based on the language(s) they speak would be a clear and actionable violation of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.

you can't refuse to hire someone because they don't speak English in CA?

No, you can. Language proficiency isn't covered under FEHA.

But it is covered in the EEOC federally. However the EEOC seems to assume that discrimination against someone who only speaks English isn't even in the realm of possibility. So that probably could use some updating. Link


Sorry for the accidental thread jack.
 
2012-09-10 12:59:55 PM

Fluorescent Testicle: Ah, you're one of those types. Nevermind, then; no point in debating against a brick wall.

/If you think that the Libertarian party isn't a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Republican party, you might be an idiot.
//And if you think that they give a rat's burst haemorrhoid about your civil rights, you are definitely an idiot


skullkrusher: if you think that the GOP owns a party whose sole impact is to take votes away from the GOP...


This. FT may be an idiot, or may be a west coaster who hasn't fully woken up yet.

As to those claiming a false equivalency, note that I did in fact give an option other than voting libertarian, which it to hold your nose and vote Democratic (or Republican, if that's your thing). But please stop telling me that because democrats are 'better' on civil liberties they deserve my vote. "Better" is not the same as "acceptable". It's possible for one party to be better (which makes them non equivalent) while still falling below an acceptable level. That's not a false equivalency, it's a recognition that neither party is acceptable.

As to the accusation I'm a 'brick wall not worth debating' you're a moron to make that assumption based on one line in one post that you apparently didn't even read completely. I vote D at least as often as I vote R, and far more often than I vote L or G or 3rd party not appearing in this election. But based on the platforms and recent track records, its obvious that neither of the two major parties gives a shiat about my vote, at least when it comes to civil liberties issues.

The only two things the Dems wanted to rush into their platform at the last minute was a reference to God and Jerusalem. Great, a lot of good that does me as an atheist. How about a last minute change to the platform to reintroduce the 2008 promises to end warrantless wiretapping and restore judicial review? Maybe a promise to stop targetted killings and end the practice of engaging in unlawful hostile actions without Congressional authorization? Presumably those don't get rushed in at the last minute because you don't want your platform to draw attention to the failures of your own candidate, or maybe it's because you never cared about them in the first place.

Also, some almost all of us have the 'luxury' of living in a state where our vote for president doesn't matter one bit. It's not 'throwing away your vote' to vote 3rd party, when your vote never mattered to begin with. If enough people in non-swing states actually started voting for 3rd parties, rather than going in with a 'don't waste your vote' mentality despite the fact that their vote is completely meaningless, then there would at least be a small chance that the major parties would have an incentive to modify their platforms to pick up those votes. Which is exactly why the 2008 platform had those civil liberties points in it (the Democrats knew that they could pick up libertarian votes after 8 years of Bush treating them like shiat).

If you don't give a shiat about civil liberties in presidential elections, that's fine, just say so. Alternately, I know many fine people who vote for Obama because they like his other positions and are willing to overlook his shortcomings on those issues. But stop trying to argue that the Democrats have done anything more than pay lip service to those issues when they've been out of power, and have been at least as bad as the Republicans on many of those issues when they're in power. The actual Democratic position on warrantless wiretaps, judicial review of domestic surveillance, sweeping executive authority, and undeclared wars may as well be "Those are dangerous powers for the President to have (when the President is Republican)."
 
2012-09-10 01:00:50 PM
Subby,

i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-10 01:03:06 PM

qorkfiend: Talondel: Both parties are bad, so stop pretending otherwise and hold your nose while you vote for one of them, or vote for Gary Johnson.

This only makes sense if you honestly, actually believe there is not a single shred of difference between the two parties on every single policy issue.


No, it also makes sense if you live in any of the 44 states that have 0 chance of effecting the upcoming presidential election. A worthless vote is a worthless vote, no matter who it goes for. I'd rather see a rising trend in third party votes of all kings (L, G, whatever else) that express the actual dissatisfaction most people have with both parties, rather than people continuing the myth that a vote for a 3rd party is 'throwing away your vote'.
 
2012-09-10 01:08:59 PM

magusdevil: Fart_Machine: skullkrusher: magusdevil: Fluorescent Testicle: magusdevil: If that's true (and I have absolutely no reason to believe you are lying), that sucks. And that's wrong, and you have my sympathy. Sorry if I was rubbing salt in a wound, I feel like a real dick now. As I should.

Don't. JAOCHG is a known troll and liar.

I stand corrected. Failure to hire someone based on the language(s) they speak would be a clear and actionable violation of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.

you can't refuse to hire someone because they don't speak English in CA?

No, you can. Language proficiency isn't covered under FEHA.

But it is covered in the EEOC federally. However the EEOC seems to assume that discrimination against someone who only speaks English isn't even in the realm of possibility. So that probably could use some updating. Link


The statute has quite a bit of latitude for employers especially dealing with safety, customer service, and communication with employees who only speak English. You can't have a policy that prohibits employees from talking in a foreign language on breaks or during personal calls while at work, however when it comes to working with customers they can certainly have that policy.

Sorry for the accidental thread jack.

It's FARK. That's how we roll.
 
2012-09-10 01:10:53 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-10 01:13:36 PM

GranoblasticMan: cubic_spleen: Since Fark now allows links from some mainstream Republican sites like Townhall, American Thinker, Breitbart, Free Republic, National Review Online, and Fox News, why don't the mods let us link to other mainstream Republican sites like Stormfront.org? Seems kind of, I don't know...arbitrary.

If the mods are going to promote some mainstream Republican sites, seems like they should promote all of them, including StormFront. After all, the Tea Partiers want to be heard, too. And with Obama likely to win in November, the Republicans will need as much publicity as they can get.

Are you just copy-and-pasting that into every politics thread now?


No, just the threads attached to articles from Right-wing hate sites.
 
2012-09-10 01:20:59 PM
j.wigflip.com
 
2012-09-10 01:35:29 PM

sweetmelissa31: [j.wigflip.com image 570x427]


I know exactly who that dog is yet I can't figure out what the heck is going on in that picture
 
2012-09-10 01:46:43 PM

Talondel: qorkfiend: Talondel: Both parties are bad, so stop pretending otherwise and hold your nose while you vote for one of them, or vote for Gary Johnson.

This only makes sense if you honestly, actually believe there is not a single shred of difference between the two parties on every single policy issue.

No, it also makes sense if you live in any of the 44 states that have 0 chance of effecting the upcoming presidential election. A worthless vote is a worthless vote, no matter who it goes for. I'd rather see a rising trend in third party votes of all kings (L, G, whatever else) that express the actual dissatisfaction most people have with both parties, rather than people continuing the myth that a vote for a 3rd party is 'throwing away your vote'.


I never said voting 3rd party is "throwing away your vote". Choosing not to vote is throwing away your vote.

What you need to do is recognize that in this election cycle, either Mitt Romney or Barack Obama will win. You can opt to not have a preference, but I think people who do that ignore the vast differences between Obama and Romney and instead choose to fixate on the few things they have in common. I find that line of thinking extremely short-sighted and, for lack of a better word, petulant.
 
2012-09-10 01:50:34 PM

Jackson Herring: sweetmelissa31: [j.wigflip.com image 570x427]

I know exactly who that dog is yet I can't figure out what the heck is going on in that picture


The dog just molted, leaving its old skin behind on the carpet.
 
2012-09-10 02:03:20 PM

Fart_Machine: Fluorescent Testicle: Don't. JAOCHG is a known troll and liar.

This.


So many times this.
 
2012-09-10 02:03:41 PM

unlikely: dahmers love zombie: unlikely: cman: Generation_D: One still-great marker for "ignorable illiterate asswit" is if they write "Democrat party" instead of properly conjugating the word, Democratic.

Its a great marker for "Balls in need of a kick" as well.

I wonder how you say that in German.

Bollen in nut von kicken?

shiat my Dutch is rustig

Sack treten muss?

[i.imgur.com image 476x159]

[www.windrosearmoury.com image 300x426]


Well done. I nearly spat tea on my monitor. :-D
 
2012-09-10 02:06:06 PM

magusdevil: Fluorescent Testicle: magusdevil: If that's true (and I have absolutely no reason to believe you are lying), that sucks. And that's wrong, and you have my sympathy. Sorry if I was rubbing salt in a wound, I feel like a real dick now. As I should.

Don't. JAOCHG is a known troll and liar.

I stand corrected. Failure to hire someone based on the language(s) they speak would be a clear and actionable violation of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.


Not exactly; it has to directly relate to the duties of the jobjerb. Working as a translator, would be an obvious exception.
 
2012-09-10 02:12:41 PM
Subby's rambling and nonsensical headline reminded me of this:

relationshipliving.com 

Also, the number of greenlit far-right links spouting absolute BS is getting embarrasing. Fark you, Drew, and fark the shiatty state of Kentucky that spawned you. Seriously, I've met other pricks from that awful place on these here intertubes and every single one of them was a complete and utter douchebag.
 
2012-09-10 02:50:08 PM

qorkfiend: I never said voting 3rd party is "throwing away your vote". Choosing not to vote is throwing away your vote.


Yes you did. I never suggested I wouldn't vote, nor did I suggest that others shouldn't vote. I suggested that they should either hold their nose and vote for a mainstream party, or they should vote 3rd party. That's the statement you attacked. It is therefore obvious that you are not attacking 'choosing not to vote.' Either that, or you, like most of FARK, can't read and are attacking something I didn't say.

qorkfiend: What you need to do is recognize that in this election cycle, either Mitt Romney or Barack Obama will win. You can opt to not have a preference, but I think people who do that ignore the vast differences between Obama and Romney and instead choose to fixate on the few things they have in common. I find that line of thinking extremely short-sighted and, for lack of a better word, petulant.


And what you need to recognize, which I've already said a couple of times, is that the vast majority of us have no hope of influencing the outcome of that election with our vote because of these two concepts called "math" and "the electoral college." It doesn't matter if I think there's a different between Obama or Romney or not, I have no hope of effecting that outcome. Therefore, there is nothing 'short sighted' about refusing to vote for either of them. Nothing will change in the short term. In the long term, the more people who vote third party the better, because that's the only way to force the existing parties to move from their current positions and into positions that address those parties concerns.

Holding your nose and voting Democratic, out of a misplaced belief that there's a slim chance your individual vote will actually matter, is the short-sighted position.
 
2012-09-10 03:00:08 PM
"Radical moral relativism"? WTF? Do these guys pick out random words in a dictionary and cram them together hoping that it magically makes them sound intelligent?

IMHO, the Democrats have a simple moral guideline, help people. On the other hand the Republicans have a complex moral system based on contradicting religious ideas (example 1 : fetus must be protected, once born they're on their own. example 2 : school vouchers for all, except for them muslims, sikh, jedi, etc.).
 
2012-09-10 03:22:38 PM

Jackson Herring: [i.imgur.com image 736x98]


you magnificent bastard.
 
2012-09-10 03:32:19 PM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: This is now showing at the top of my Fark page:
[img222.imageshack.us image 736x98]

BWAAAHAAHAHAAAAAAAAA!!!! HAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA! BWAHAHAHAHAHABWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA BWWWAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAA!!!!

Holy sh*t...holy sh*t...holy sh*t...the right wing has completely lost it's grip...BWAHAAHHAAA....


The shiatty book from the welfare queen was turned into a 2 part shiatty movie.
 
2012-09-10 05:17:53 PM
I, for one, do not blame Talondel one single bit for how he feels.

Voting 3rd party is not throwing away your vote.

By gods, all of us have the right and the obligation TO OURSELVES to vote our consciences, even if it means voting for the frakkin American Communist Party.

We even have the right to not vote, if we don't wanna.
 
2012-09-10 05:58:21 PM

yohohogreengiant: Does it appear to change to the observer depending upon acceleration in regard to the inertial reference frame?


No; it changes to the observer depending on the moral reference frame. Acceleration is semi-analogous to a shift in reference frame, but I'm not sure that the analogy extends all that well.
 
2012-09-10 07:48:28 PM
FARK mod operatives panicked when they realized they hadn't greenlighted a conservatard DERP-fest in almost twenty minutes.
 
2012-09-10 07:52:56 PM

abb3w: yohohogreengiant: Does it appear to change to the observer depending upon acceleration in regard to the inertial reference frame?

No; it changes to the observer depending on the moral reference frame. Acceleration is semi-analogous to a shift in reference frame, but I'm not sure that the analogy extends all that well.


Would blue shift be liberal? Red shift conservative? Are you coming or going?

(I do enjoy your contributions to reason and your scientific literacy. I've lurked for years, but haven't posted much until recently, nor may I post much in the future for various reasons. Carry on, good sir)
 
2012-09-10 08:24:33 PM

Generation_D: One still-great marker for "ignorable illiterate asswit" is if they write "Democrat party" instead of properly conjugating the word, Democratic.

Its a great marker for "Balls in need of a kick" as well.

I wonder how you say that in German.


Your mom sucks-schnitzel?
 
2012-09-10 08:35:40 PM

FlashHarry: cman: If I may be so bold to speak up, if you must greenlight Town Hall links, can you admins please add some humor to the headline? That is what Fark is supposed to be, ya know. This isnt strange "not news" like a pilot crashing his plane while mooning another; this is just some petty bullshiat crying

no shiat.

there used to be a balance between the townhall, NRO, american thinker, WND, newsmax, blaze, caller, etc. links and ones from kos and tpm, but now it's pretty much just all-freeper all the time. i've been on fark for seven years - mainly because it was a balanced site (well, and teh boobies). but this really sucks.


Really? Balanced? Holy shiat. 19 of the top 24 articles in the green lit for all farkers politics tab currently are either pro-Obama, or making light of the GOP. There's your balance.
 
2012-09-10 08:53:56 PM

magusdevil: Just to be clear the Democratic Party is a United States political party. It is known for slightly left veering off the left cliff edge of a right hand hair-pin turn on a mountain side road, crashing in the valley below, WAAAAAAAAAY Left of left of center political positions and candidates.

The Democrat Party is what will be happening on November 7. It will be known for the drinking of delicious conservative tears from 50 gallon drums.

 
2012-09-10 09:17:51 PM

Fluorescent Testicle: magusdevil: If that's true (and I have absolutely no reason to believe you are lying), that sucks. And that's wrong, and you have my sympathy. Sorry if I was rubbing salt in a wound, I feel like a real dick now. As I should.

Don't. JAOCHG is a known troll and liar.


Total shock and amazement. I was so convinced and ready to send help, too.
 
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