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2012-09-14 01:03:33 AM  
Of course, let's not forget that Ryan voted against the debt commission's plan, which led to the existence of the sequester that he just voted for. AND he voted against all attempts to pass a budget, leading to the stop-gap measure that he just voted FOR.

Truly, a man of conviction.
 
2012-09-14 01:09:56 AM  
Like much of the rest of the Republican Party -- fiscally and morally bankrupt liars.
 
2012-09-14 01:28:01 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Of course, let's not forget that Ryan voted against the debt commission's plan, which led to the existence of the sequester that he just voted for. AND he voted against all attempts to pass a budget, leading to the stop-gap measure that he just voted FOR.

Truly, a man of conviction that should be convicted.


FTFY

/criminal hypocrisy
 
2012-09-14 02:08:00 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: /criminal hypocrisy


Can we start arresting religious officials?

PLEASE???
 
2012-09-14 02:09:21 AM  
I'm glad he is at least keeping the government open
 
2012-09-14 02:22:48 AM  
Poor Paul. You will soon be unemployed .
 
2012-09-14 03:23:44 AM  
My strength is not in steel and fire, that is what the parasites will never understand. A season for all things! A time to live and a time to die, a time to build... and a time to destroy!
 
2012-09-14 03:29:33 AM  
The bill, which heads to the Senate for a vote expected by next week, will be the last piece of substantive legislation passed by Congress before the November 6 presidential and congressional election.


So, they're not going to do anything for the next seven weeks. Are they going to get paid to do nothing? Oh, yeah, that's why they passed this resolution, so they could all get paid to do nothing.
 
2012-09-14 03:41:21 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Truly, a man of conviction.


Much like the man at the top of the ticket, who's deeply committed to the proposition that he's entitled to be elected.
 
2012-09-14 03:54:25 AM  
Freedom means never having to say something something.

/Shut up and watch
 
2012-09-14 04:01:28 AM  
Didn't Ryan vote for Bush's bugets, Medicare part D, both wars, and the bailout?
 
2012-09-14 04:12:06 AM  

overfienduglar: Didn't Ryan vote for Bush's bugets, Medicare part D, both wars, and the bailout?


Yup.
 
2012-09-14 04:13:50 AM  

Sabyen91: overfienduglar: Didn't Ryan vote for Bush's bugets, Medicare part D, both wars, and the bailout?

Yup.


Seems to have gotten religion fairly recently - say, within the past four years or so.
 
2012-09-14 04:14:29 AM  

BMulligan: Sabyen91: overfienduglar: Didn't Ryan vote for Bush's bugets, Medicare part D, both wars, and the bailout?

Yup.

Seems to have gotten religion fairly recently - say, within the past four years or so.


January 20, 2009.
 
2012-09-14 04:20:50 AM  
McCain/Palin might have been bad but McCain was at least respectable in certain ways, unlike the clowns on the 2012 GOP ticket. Kerry and Dole didn't even campaign this poorly, what the hell are they thinking?
 
2012-09-14 04:22:11 AM  

TheJoe03: McCain/Palin might have been bad but McCain was at least respectable in certain ways, unlike the clowns on the 2012 GOP ticket. Kerry and Dole didn't even campaign this poorly, what the hell are they thinking?


It is his turn though, dammit!
 
2012-09-14 04:27:53 AM  

Sabyen91: It is his turn though, dammit!


Don't want to jinx it but I would love to see his concession speech.
 
2012-09-14 04:29:56 AM  

TheJoe03: Sabyen91: It is his turn though, dammit!

Don't want to jinx it but I would love to see his concession speech.


Why should he stop lying now? He should just use his acceptance speech.
 
2012-09-14 04:35:56 AM  
I have no intention of leaving Ryan, doctor.

I will take my mail in ballot to a safe distance and then I'll launch tact missiles at the Paul Ryan until I'm satisfied he's vaporized.

fark this candidate!
 
2012-09-14 04:48:52 AM  

TheJoe03: Sabyen91: It is his turn though, dammit!

Don't want to jinx it but I would love to see his concession speech.


Maybe Mitt will just let Sarah give the concession speech just to break with 200 years of tradition. I loved that scene from Game Change.
 
2012-09-14 05:08:13 AM  

TheJoe03: Sabyen91: It is his turn though, dammit!

Don't want to jinx it but I would love to see his concession speech.


I don't remember it well now, but his 2008 concession speech was one to make the blood boil. Highly offensive.
 
2012-09-14 05:18:38 AM  
What's sad about sequestration is how badly the defense industry is panicking about it. I got laid off for an Aerospace firm (that already does 60%+ of it's work in the civilian side) and word is we'll lose almost another 5% of or workforce this year. Which I guess makes sense to someone when you realize those cuts would take the Pentagon down to just a few billion dollars over the 2008 budget.

Do we really want to roll our military back that far into the benighted depths of our history?
 
2012-09-14 05:24:31 AM  

TommyDeuce: What's sad about sequestration is how badly the defense industry is panicking about it. I got laid off for an Aerospace firm (that already does 60%+ of it's work in the civilian side) and word is we'll lose almost another 5% of or workforce this year. Which I guess makes sense to someone when you realize those cuts would take the Pentagon down to just a few billion dollars over the 2008 budget.

Do we really want to roll our military back that far into the benighted depths of our history?


The defense industry is taking hits now? Excuse me if I don't feel too goddamned sorry for you.
 
2012-09-14 05:44:29 AM  

Sabyen91: TommyDeuce: What's sad about sequestration is how badly the defense industry is panicking about it. I got laid off for an Aerospace firm (that already does 60%+ of it's work in the civilian side) and word is we'll lose almost another 5% of or workforce this year. Which I guess makes sense to someone when you realize those cuts would take the Pentagon down to just a few billion dollars over the 2008 budget.

Do we really want to roll our military back that far into the benighted depths of our history?

The defense industry is taking hits now? Excuse me if I don't feel too goddamned sorry for you.



It would appear that there have been drastic cuts in the sarcasm detector industry as well.

/goddamn Korean-made junk!
 
2012-09-14 05:45:41 AM  

technicolor-misfit: Sabyen91: TommyDeuce: What's sad about sequestration is how badly the defense industry is panicking about it. I got laid off for an Aerospace firm (that already does 60%+ of it's work in the civilian side) and word is we'll lose almost another 5% of or workforce this year. Which I guess makes sense to someone when you realize those cuts would take the Pentagon down to just a few billion dollars over the 2008 budget.

Do we really want to roll our military back that far into the benighted depths of our history?

The defense industry is taking hits now? Excuse me if I don't feel too goddamned sorry for you.


It would appear that there have been drastic cuts in the sarcasm detector industry as well.

/goddamn Korean-made junk!


I got mine from Kenya, dammit.
 
2012-09-14 05:46:51 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Of course, let's not forget that Ryan voted against the debt commission's plan, which led to the existence of the sequester that he just voted for. AND he voted against all attempts to pass a budget, leading to the stop-gap measure that he just voted FOR.

Truly, a man of conviction.


There's a reason why he's literally the only guy the Romney campaign could get to run for VP. He's the only one that's a bad enough politician that being on a sinking ship rearranging deck chairs is a step up for his rep.
 
2012-09-14 05:48:38 AM  

Jim_Callahan: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Of course, let's not forget that Ryan voted against the debt commission's plan, which led to the existence of the sequester that he just voted for. AND he voted against all attempts to pass a budget, leading to the stop-gap measure that he just voted FOR.

Truly, a man of conviction.

There's a reason why he's literally the only guy the Romney campaign could get to run for VP. He's the only one that's a bad enough politician that being on a sinking ship rearranging deck chairs is a step up for his rep.


I don't know. Portmann seemed all too eager to lie for him.
 
2012-09-14 06:00:16 AM  

TheJoe03: Sabyen91: It is his turn though, dammit!

Don't want to jinx it but I would love to see his concession speech.


"My fellow Americans, today we have scored a decisive victory against the forces of darkness that plague our land. Now we can begin the business of walking back President Obama's massive government expansion as well as his huge tax hikes on all working Americans. The corruption that has riddled his administration, as well as his stranglehold on all media except for the brave and selfless patriots at Fox News, who put themselves at great personal risk time and time again to bring you only the pure, unvarnished truth, is finally at an end.

'Why, I remember just yesterday, as Mitt Romney and I won the Boston Marathon, with a time of two minutes and thirteen seconds, Mr. Romney turned to me and said, 'Paul, if only we can reclaim the trillions upon trillions of dollars being spent on NPR and Planned Parenthood, we'll have enough money to cut taxes to 0.01% for all Americans AND spread democracy through Iran and Syria. Our first act as part of the new administration will be to walk back the minimum wage to $1 per hour and give children who want to work the ability to make that choice. We'll repeal the environmental laws that have stifled job creation for decades. We'll open opportunities for corporate sponsorship of our schools and roads, and free the elderly from the tyranny of Medicare. We'll...hey, let me go...no, leggo...no, hey! We won, dammit! WE WON! REALITY IS WHAT I SAY IT IS! LET ME GO RIGHT NOW! I'M STILL SPEECHIFYING! THE COUNTRY WANTS CONSERVATIVES IN CHARGE! SILENT MAJORITY! THEY'LL TAKE YOUR GUNS AWAY! OBAMA HATES AMERICA! HE'S A COMMUNIST! MIIIIITT!"

I'm reasonably sure we're about three election cycles away from seeing the Vice Presidential candidate being hauled away in a strait-jacket. If that.
 
2012-09-14 06:34:09 AM  

Sabyen91: TheJoe03: McCain/Palin might have been bad but McCain was at least respectable in certain ways, unlike the clowns on the 2012 GOP ticket. Kerry and Dole didn't even campaign this poorly, what the hell are they thinking?

It is his turn though, dammit!


Daddy said I could be President! And I was born rich! Why do I have to go through this election thing with all those commoners being allowed to have a say?
 
2012-09-14 06:34:52 AM  

BMulligan: Sabyen91: overfienduglar: Didn't Ryan vote for Bush's bugets, Medicare part D, both wars, and the bailout?

Yup.

Seems to have gotten religion fairly recently - say, within the past four years or so.


At least leaders of his religion aren't screaming about God damn America.
 
2012-09-14 06:36:47 AM  
Oh, cool, shotglasss is here. I have been looking for him so I can ignore his pointless ass.
 
2012-09-14 06:39:24 AM  

shotglasss: I'm a herpin' and a-derpin'!.


Yes you are, sweetie.
 
2012-09-14 06:47:10 AM  
biatch talks a good game for his tear it down tards.
 
2012-09-14 06:53:30 AM  
I think his most hilarious flip flop is on Ayn Rand, a woman whose writing we're so influential in his life that all staffers were required to read Atlas.

Suddenly, as soon as the teavangelicals come to power its Ayn, Ayn who? I reject her atheistic principles and accept the power of Jesus.

Sure her writing is awful, but what a transparent little shiat stain he is. Own it you pussy. You're clearly a greedy little fark who's still guided by her principles.
 
2012-09-14 06:55:01 AM  

Cromulent User Name: I think his most hilarious flip flop is on Ayn Rand, a woman whose writing we're so influential in his life that all staffers were required to read Atlas.

Suddenly, as soon as the teavangelicals come to power its Ayn, Ayn who? I reject her atheistic principles and accept the power of Jesus.

Sure her writing is awful, but what a transparent little shiat stain he is. Own it you pussy. You're clearly a greedy little fark who's still guided by her principles.


The fundies are just as social darwinist as he is anyway.
 
2012-09-14 07:38:38 AM  

shotglasss: At least leaders of his religion aren't screaming about God damn America.



You mean when they say "take OUR COUNTRY back" they don't mean God damn America?
 
2012-09-14 07:39:18 AM  

shotglasss: BMulligan: Sabyen91: overfienduglar: Didn't Ryan vote for Bush's bugets, Medicare part D, both wars, and the bailout?

Yup.

Seems to have gotten religion fairly recently - say, within the past four years or so.

At least leaders of his religion aren't screaming about God damn America.


Well, to be fair, the ancestors of his religion weren't enslaved, disenfranchised, and denied civil rights by America either.
 
2012-09-14 07:39:39 AM  

ghare: Daddy said I could be President! And I was born rich! Why do I have to go through this election thing with all those commoners being allowed to have a say?


To be fair, actual Romney is a boring, but not really objectionable politician. He'd not be the most stellar dude to hold the job ever, but as governor he's demonstrated that he's moderately competent, good at balancing the various interests involved in majority and consensus government and mediating disputes, and generally of opinions and positions that would be called centrist in the US (pro-abortion but not entirely comfortably so due to religious concerns, in favor of a semi-private version of universal health care, not terribly hawkish or Dovish).

The problem with this election is that those are all things that Obama does better (he's more pro-abortion, more genuinely devout on a personal level, better at working across the aisle, and has an actual demonstrated foreign policy record as well as domestic policy positions that are for the most part dead farking center on the US spectrum). So candidate Romney is playing the hard-line party man instead of staying governor Romney.

And he's farking terrible at it. None of the religious nuts actually buys the act, the center has gained a massive mistrust of him they didn't necessarily have before, and the left is casually pointing out that who he's pretending to be combined with his pre-gubernatorial CV doesn't exactly paint a pretty picture no matter your political stripe, then putting their hands in their pockets and wandering off whistling nonchalantly.

Of course, Ryan is another matter. He'd sink the ticket Palin-style even if Romney was actually playing his home game, the same retard policies aren't going to sell as any less retarded to the public just because the speaker is better at lipsticking the pig with pseudointellectual bullshiat. That worked before the most popular news sources (the internet, comedy shows, aggregators) compressed everything into the most efficient space possible and stripped the trimmings in the process, sure. Today? Noooooot so much.
 
2012-09-14 07:42:11 AM  

Jim_Callahan: ghare: Daddy said I could be President! And I was born rich! Why do I have to go through this election thing with all those commoners being allowed to have a say?

To be fair, actual Romney is a boring, but not really objectionable politician. He'd not be the most stellar dude to hold the job ever, but as governor he's demonstrated that he's moderately competent, good at balancing the various interests involved in majority and consensus government and mediating disputes, and generally of opinions and positions that would be called centrist in the US (pro-abortion but not entirely comfortably so due to religious concerns, in favor of a semi-private version of universal health care, not terribly hawkish or Dovish).

The problem with this election is that those are all things that Obama does better (he's more pro-abortion, more genuinely devout on a personal level, better at working across the aisle, and has an actual demonstrated foreign policy record as well as domestic policy positions that are for the most part dead farking center on the US spectrum). So candidate Romney is playing the hard-line party man instead of staying governor Romney.

And he's farking terrible at it. None of the religious nuts actually buys the act, the center has gained a massive mistrust of him they didn't necessarily have before, and the left is casually pointing out that who he's pretending to be combined with his pre-gubernatorial CV doesn't exactly paint a pretty picture no matter your political stripe, then putting their hands in their pockets and wandering off whistling nonchalantly.

Of course, Ryan is another matter. He'd sink the ticket Palin-style even if Romney was actually playing his home game, the same retard policies aren't going to sell as any less retarded to the public just because the speaker is better at lipsticking the pig with pseudointellectual bullshiat. That worked before the most popular news sources (the internet, comedy shows, aggregators) compressed everything ...


I mostly agree with that. I'm just not sure anyone can tell what the real Romney would actually be. We have no idea if he'd act like he did when he was a governor.
 
2012-09-14 07:42:46 AM  
He's going to have a meltdown in the debates.
 
2012-09-14 07:44:00 AM  
I'm reminded of the end of the Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy text adventure game, where one had to remove a chunk of the brain to be able to hold both tea and no-tea to make it past a door
 
2012-09-14 07:47:40 AM  

Sabyen91: Oh, cool, shotglasss is here. I have been looking for him so I can ignore his pointless ass.


Except you chose not to by mentioning him in your post.....

dumbass.
 
2012-09-14 07:49:03 AM  

shotglasss: At least leaders of his religion aren't screaming about God damn America.


No, they're just pedos.
 
2012-09-14 07:52:36 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: He's going to have a meltdown in the debates.


I should be selling advent calendars for the debates. It will be better than a Christmas with Santa's sleigh loaded with hookers and porn.
 
MFK
2012-09-14 07:59:59 AM  

Alphax: Jim_Callahan: ghare: Daddy said I could be President! And I was born rich! Why do I have to go through this election thing with all those commoners being allowed to have a say?

To be fair, actual Romney is a boring, but not really objectionable politician. He'd not be the most stellar dude to hold the job ever, but as governor he's demonstrated that he's moderately competent, good at balancing the various interests involved in majority and consensus government and mediating disputes, and generally of opinions and positions that would be called centrist in the US (pro-abortion but not entirely comfortably so due to religious concerns, in favor of a semi-private version of universal health care, not terribly hawkish or Dovish).

The problem with this election is that those are all things that Obama does better (he's more pro-abortion, more genuinely devout on a personal level, better at working across the aisle, and has an actual demonstrated foreign policy record as well as domestic policy positions that are for the most part dead farking center on the US spectrum). So candidate Romney is playing the hard-line party man instead of staying governor Romney.

And he's farking terrible at it. None of the religious nuts actually buys the act, the center has gained a massive mistrust of him they didn't necessarily have before, and the left is casually pointing out that who he's pretending to be combined with his pre-gubernatorial CV doesn't exactly paint a pretty picture no matter your political stripe, then putting their hands in their pockets and wandering off whistling nonchalantly.

Of course, Ryan is another matter. He'd sink the ticket Palin-style even if Romney was actually playing his home game, the same retard policies aren't going to sell as any less retarded to the public just because the speaker is better at lipsticking the pig with pseudointellectual bullshiat. That worked before the most popular news sources (the internet, comedy shows, aggregators) compress ...


Romney was not awesome as governor. Sure, the Insurance thing was great, but that wasn't his idea. To his credit, he did sign into law though. But during his tenure as gov, he raised every single "fee" he could find so he could say that he didn't raise "taxes". It was a slimy move and now if you want any form or license from the state it can cost you double or triple what it should. Also he points to the robust "rainy day fund" that he left his successor with. The rainy day fund that grew that way because Romney didn't bother fixing a single road or bridge aside from the tunnel that collapsed that killed a woman (by the way, when that happened, he was in New Hampshire trashing the state he was governor of to shore up his conservative bonafides)
 
2012-09-14 08:02:58 AM  

MFK: Romney was not awesome as governor. Sure, the Insurance thing was great, but that wasn't his idea. To his credit, he did sign into law though


Actually, he didn't. He line item veto'd it and was overridden by the legislature.
 
2012-09-14 08:05:04 AM  

alienated: Poor Paul. You will soon be unemployed .


You've never been to his district. They LOVE him. Waukesha County cares about one thing. "Does it piss of them liebruls?"

/Wish I was joking
 
2012-09-14 08:08:53 AM  

TommyDeuce: Do we really want to roll our military back that far into the benighted depths of our history?


And our enemy is not Moscow. Our enemy is Rockwell, Northrop, Lockheed, McDonnell Douglas, Grumman, and the rest of our worthy competitors, foreign and domestic. The corporate well-being of Luckup is on the line.
 
2012-09-14 08:10:42 AM  

PonceAlyosha: MFK: Romney was not awesome as governor. Sure, the Insurance thing was great, but that wasn't his idea. To his credit, he did sign into law though

Actually, he didn't. He line item veto'd it and was overridden by the legislature.


Really? So his one actual accomplishment as Governor wasn't even his?

fark Romney. I already saw the movie where a talentless rich kid got to be President because of his Daddy. I didn't like it, and I'll be paying for the tickets for the next 20 years. I don't need a remake. And America doesn't need hereditary political families.
 
2012-09-14 08:10:46 AM  

TommyDeuce: What's sad about sequestration is how badly the defense industry is panicking about it. I got laid off for an Aerospace firm (that already does 60%+ of it's work in the civilian side) and word is we'll lose almost another 5% of or workforce this year. Which I guess makes sense to someone when you realize those cuts would take the Pentagon down to just a few billion dollars over the 2008 budget.

Do we really want to roll our military back that far into the benighted depths of our history?


Yeah, man. Those defense contractors are really hurting. We'd better cut more funding to schools, infrastructure maintenance/improvements, and social programs.
 
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