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2012-09-17 10:09:26 PM

Funk Brothers: spongeboob: Are you saying that Romney is going to be involved with our enemies to ensure that he wins election Link

So what? I would be happy if Romney wins and Obama gets sent back to teach at UChicago. Iran helped us in 1980 and will help us again in 2012.

Besides look at this polling data from September 13th. Romney would win by a landside.


You'd better head over to Intrade stat. They have Romney shares at 33% - you'll be rich! I mean, not Romney rich, but still.
 
2012-09-17 10:09:30 PM

skullkrusher: impaler: skullkrusher: impaler: skullkrusher: I don't know why making people work for their public support is mean. In fact, I think it's a wonderful idea, if possible.

Some sort of "earned income tax credit" or "work for welfare" system...

Wait. That's exactly what we have.

nothing even close to what we have.

Except it's exactly what we have. Well, except for children getting food stamps - the mooches.

no, it is nothing remotely close to what we have. How does the EITC rebuild bridges or tile the floor of the Federal courthouse?


But if the federal or state governments makes jobs for the unemployed, that would be Socialism. 

/would like some damn Socialism.
//love of my life is currently severely underemployed through no fault of his own
 
2012-09-17 10:09:47 PM
Has anyone mentioned that the poorest states in the country are in the red south? And those red states are the most dependent on federal tax dollars funded by the wealthy blue states? Because someone should really mention that.
 
2012-09-17 10:10:10 PM

findthefish: mod3072: 30 second ad, 16 second clip, the SAME 30 second ad, 17 second clip, the SAME GODDAMNED 30 second ad, F*CK YOU HUFFPO!

THIS


There are ads on the internet?
 
2012-09-17 10:10:12 PM

Kome: skullkrusher: Bloody William: Nabb1: "A government that has the power to give you something has the power to take it away." - Thomas Jefferson. If you can provide yourself with the necessities in life, you have no right to demand others do so for you.

"The poor who have neither property, friends, nor strength to
labor, are boarded in the houses of good farmers, to whom a
stipulated sum is annually paid. To those who are able to help
themselves a little, or have friends from whom they derive some
succor, inadequate however to their full maintenance,
supplementary aids are given which enable them to live
comfortably in their own houses, or in the houses of their
friends."

-Thomas Jefferson. Notes on Virginia, 1782.

you dropped something

"Vagabonds without visible property or vocation, are placed in work houses, where they are well clothed, fed, lodged, and made to labor."

the end of your quote

So they are provided clothing, food, housing, AND a job? Awesome! Where do we sign up?


I've always found it funny that liberals think of workhouses as a good idea when they got their start campaigning against them and other such things.
 
2012-09-17 10:10:37 PM
Romney just announced a press availability for tonight. He's panicking.
 
2012-09-17 10:10:41 PM

spongeboob: So you say you want prison to be miserable and I am asking where you draw the line?


oh, yes, well before torture.

spongeboob: I want prisoners to be treated with human dignity is that too much to ask, and maybe give them some tools so they don't become repeat offenders. For repeat offenders yeah I am okay with life sentences at some point.


sure, being miserable doesn't mean you have to live in your own shiat and eat rat eyeballs for dinner. Prison is not supposed to be pleasant. It is punishment. I think it would behoove use as a society to make an effort to make sure that people in prison do not return once they are released, however. Treatment for drug addicts over prison though, that's a not brainer
 
2012-09-17 10:12:28 PM

atomic-age: skullkrusher: impaler: skullkrusher: impaler: skullkrusher: I don't know why making people work for their public support is mean. In fact, I think it's a wonderful idea, if possible.

Some sort of "earned income tax credit" or "work for welfare" system...

Wait. That's exactly what we have.

nothing even close to what we have.

Except it's exactly what we have. Well, except for children getting food stamps - the mooches.

no, it is nothing remotely close to what we have. How does the EITC rebuild bridges or tile the floor of the Federal courthouse?

But if the federal or state governments makes jobs for the unemployed, that would be Socialism. 

/would like some damn Socialism.
//love of my life is currently severely underemployed through no fault of his own


well, we have socialism already when it comes to roads and bridges and Federal court tile floors. We have government paying people for doing nothing for the public. Marriage made in commie pinko heaven.
 
2012-09-17 10:12:35 PM
What we are seeing here is a political party in meltdown. You have a Yankee, Roosevelt Republican presidential candidate forced to say things he doesn't really believe in order to please whatever audience he is addressing that day. It's completely unsustainable and moments like this are inevitable. He can't make these statements on the record for obvious reasons, and once the off-record statements are made public, he can't back down from them because the conservative base and media actually see this tripe as their defining principle.
 
2012-09-17 10:14:30 PM

sonnyboy11: vegasj: sonnyboy11: Bullshiat. You know goddam well his blanket statement of an "overwhelming majority" is false and unsubstantiated.

Maybe he was referring to this "overwhelming majority"

Farkin hell... really?


Meet vegaskkk of the Stormfront FARK Action Squad. Hang around in other threads and watch him in action.

Funk Brothers: Iran helped us in 1980 and will help us again in 2012.


Party First, Party Always.
 
2012-09-17 10:14:32 PM

Mrtraveler01: sonnyboy11: vegasj: sonnyboy11: Bullshiat. You know goddam well his blanket statement of an "overwhelming majority" is false and unsubstantiated.

Maybe he was referring to this "overwhelming majority"

Farkin hell... really?

Pretty predictable from him actually.


I know, I know. Just always amazes me. I do have a small ignore list but somehow he hasn't made it that far.
 
2012-09-17 10:14:41 PM
I was going to vote 3rd party because I hated Romney loooong before this bullcrap but not a big Obama fan either.
Now I'm voting Obama just to help make sure Mitt gets flushed down a frikin crapper.

New Obama supporter.
Never took a dime from the government in my long ass life.

Romney can eat a bag of cock.
 
2012-09-17 10:15:45 PM

TV's Vinnie: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 425x618]


That is so awesome.

I just orgasm'd a little
 
2012-09-17 10:16:18 PM
Me,Me Me, Me...
imageshack.us

She's warming up!
 
2012-09-17 10:16:20 PM

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: Meet vegaskkk of the Stormfront FARK Action Squad. Hang around in other threads and watch him in action.


Or, do like the rest of us and ignore his racist ass.
 
2012-09-17 10:16:51 PM

sgilman: Romney just announced a press availability for tonight. He's panicking.


He's saying the comment was "not elegantly stated" and was "off the cuff."
 
2012-09-17 10:17:07 PM

propasaurus: Or, do like the rest of us and ignore his racist ass.


He's entertaining in a cripple fight sort of way.
 
2012-09-17 10:17:35 PM

Farksteron: Off-topic post (please dont hurt me..)
The top voting link right now ("What happens when a Freeper goes to court? He finds out his internet arguments don't work IRL") is totalfark and I cant post there. But:
For those that want to see the whole video:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Also, his mom is defending him here: Link

'Tis absolutely hillarious.


Heh, his mom is awesome.
 
2012-09-17 10:18:03 PM
Romney "clarification" coming up on msnbc.
 
2012-09-17 10:18:39 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: He's saying the comment was "not elegantly stated" and was "off the cuff."


manboobz.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-17 10:18:47 PM

TV's Vinnie: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 425x618]


This should be reposted everywhere all the time.
 
2012-09-17 10:18:51 PM
Someone tell Romney that as President you're supposed to be concerned with all Americans....I want to see what his reply is.
 
2012-09-17 10:19:05 PM
And there!

Is!

Your!

DAGGER!

/larrivee
 
2012-09-17 10:19:14 PM

trotsky: Me too. I pay for these things. I will vote for Obama to prevent a free loader like Mitt Romney getting any where near the White House. 47k tax credit for a farking dancing horse. Free loader indeed. Between me and Mitt Romney there's only one free loader and I don't have a bloody dancing horse.


The thing that always makes me scratch my head with this sort of thing (and the expenses thing for UK MPs) - they spend millions or even billions trying to get into office, and they have in Romney's case hundreds of millions in assets, but they get their accountants to chase all these sorts of tax credits and loopholes even when they know they plan to run for office and that it is the sort of thing that will make them look bad, to the people they need to vote for them, far in excess of any possible financial value - I mean how many millions in advertisements would it take to get back the amount of votes lost for something like that?
 
2012-09-17 10:19:15 PM
i568.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-17 10:19:52 PM

beta_plus: Corvus: What entitled "people" who pay no income tax may look like:

[ionenewsone.files.wordpress.com image 452x693]

Taxing corporations does not work. They do one of 3 things:
1) raise prices
2) cut dividends
3) fire workers


They will always pass the cost onto someone else.
This is not because they are evil. They are at a different point on the chain of production and consumption.

Try taking some basic non-Keynesian Macro Economics so you don't sound like an idiot.


Move your corporation to Somalia. Let's see just how successful it can be without roads, telecommunications, security, etc. If you would have looked at the graphic, you would see those corporations received more from the government than they paid in. I challenge you to find any economic theory that proposes that as a good idea.
 
2012-09-17 10:20:25 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Romney "clarification" coming up on msnbc.


wait... to know this you must've been watching Larry O'Donnell... did you just admit to watching Larry OD?
 
2012-09-17 10:20:31 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Romney "clarification" coming up on msnbc.



But Funk Bros is telling us the Dems are panicking and desperate! Why would he make that up?
 
2012-09-17 10:21:14 PM
this kind of thing reminds me of something I read 20 or more years ago, and I think it was a reported account by Herman Melville but I can't actually find it. If anybody else remembers this please let me know!

In a fishing community on the northeast coast, in the 1700's or 1800's, an unmarried mother with her two young children fall into a sink hole. This is on some fairly major thoroughfare in the town. Despite the cries of the children, nobody rescues them or helps them. One of the children dies, then the mother, then the other child. The bodies stink and somebody finally gets around to pouring lime down the hole.

This to me is emblematic of libertarianism. If you are a penniless, friendless person who falls in a pit, nobody will help you. You will be left to die and the only charity around is somebody shelling out for the lime to cover your rotting corpse. Atheist Randroids say "oh well the church will help you" - yeah if the local churches deem you fit to help. Single mothers and gay people need not apply.

\ atheist liberal / civil libertarian
\\ lived in a Southern town where a local church set up a fund to help teenage mothers ... but only if they were married. Single? tough luck.
 
2012-09-17 10:21:37 PM

shower_in_my_socks: shower_in_my_socks: Then a speaker at the 1988 RNC said it, and I think that's when it really took off as a saying.


CORRECTION: A speaker at the DNC said it. He was talking about George HW Bush at the time, because his dad was former-Senator Prescott Bush. In short, the Republican Party is full of privileged douchebags who think they're completely self-made.


I personally heard Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) say it about GHW Bush in a stump speech in early 1988, for what it's worth.
 
2012-09-17 10:21:38 PM

skullkrusher: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Romney "clarification" coming up on msnbc.

wait... to know this you must've been watching Larry O'Donnell... did you just admit to watching Larry OD?


He's a cheerleader but he's sometimes pretty funny.
 
2012-09-17 10:22:02 PM
There you go Mitt, you're going to bring tose Obama voters over to your side by insulting them. Good strategy, doesn't make you look out of touch at all...

God, what a douche... Only people that come close are the die hard Romney apologists...
 
2012-09-17 10:22:07 PM
you didn't answer her question, Mitt.
 
2012-09-17 10:22:43 PM
Romney is speaking now. He looks like he is about to melt down or have a panic attack any minute.
 
2012-09-17 10:23:30 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: skullkrusher: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Romney "clarification" coming up on msnbc.

wait... to know this you must've been watching Larry O'Donnell... did you just admit to watching Larry OD?

He's a cheerleader but he's sometimes pretty funny.


I held my nose and put it on just to see this on your alert. Mitt is 30 seconds away from pointing out the window, yelling "Holy shiat what the hell is that thing?!" and running off stage
 
2012-09-17 10:23:54 PM

Farksteron: Off-topic post (please dont hurt me..)
The top voting link right now ("What happens when a Freeper goes to court? He finds out his internet arguments don't work IRL") is totalfark and I cant post there. But:
For those that want to see the whole video:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Also, his mom is defending him here: Link

'Tis absolutely hillarious.


They are wearing matching shoe-glove things.
 
2012-09-17 10:24:10 PM
Romney hopes the whole video will be posted.
 
2012-09-17 10:24:17 PM

sgilman: Romney just announced a press availability for tonight. He's panicking.


I'd call it quick damage control. It's the first thing the Romney campaign's done right in the last couple of weeks. 

/Won't help
//The electorate already knows he's out of touch
 
2012-09-17 10:24:20 PM

Mikey1969: There you go Mitt, you're going to bring tose Obama voters over to your side by insulting them. Good strategy, doesn't make you look out of touch at all...

God, what a douche... Only people that come close are the die hard Romney apologists...


I don't think having this made public was part of the strategy, FWIW
 
2012-09-17 10:24:31 PM

skullkrusher: you didn't answer her question, Mitt.


There is nobody on earth who is going to buy this anymore. He's melting down.

Also, the lighting on his makes him look evil, sweaty, and panicked. Or maybe I just realized he is nothing but evil.
 
2012-09-17 10:24:33 PM
dailydish.typepad.com

News: Romney just insulted the entire GOP base. Fark: Most of them don't realize it.
 
2012-09-17 10:25:27 PM
Mitt Romney didn't even fix his hair for this press confrence, and did he take any questions?
 
2012-09-17 10:25:28 PM
 
2012-09-17 10:25:34 PM
Romney RUNS! after three questions.
 
2012-09-17 10:25:53 PM
I saw a survey a few weeks back showing that something along the lines of 95% of Americans would rather work than be on the dole. But I can't find it anywhere. Can anyone else?
 
2012-09-17 10:26:03 PM

serpent_sky: skullkrusher: you didn't answer her question, Mitt.

There is nobody on earth who is going to buy this anymore. He's melting down.

Also, the lighting on his makes him look evil, sweaty, and panicked. Or maybe I just realized he is nothing but evil.


he should have said that 99% of Americans think they're victims. Or so I've been told ;)

/Mitt looked TERRIBLE on all fronts
 
2012-09-17 10:26:26 PM

Mitt Romneys Tax Return: I'd call it quick damage control. It's the first thing the Romney campaign's done right in the last couple of weeks.


What damage did he just control by not disavowing any of it, and stammering his way through some transparent, bullshiat talking points? He said nothing. He didn't answer direct questions. And he looked absolutely panicked. Someone should have given him some Xanax before he went out there just now. And maybe a script that didn't essentially admit that he actually does hate half the country, at a bare minimum.
 
2012-09-17 10:26:54 PM
Mitt is now trying to get out in front of his own ass.
 
2012-09-17 10:27:09 PM

spongeboob: Mitt Romney didn't even fix his hair for this press confrence, and did he take any questions?


he took 2 questions. That WAS the press conference
 
2012-09-17 10:27:18 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Romney RUNS! after three questions.


Caught the tail end, he ran as the most important question was being asked, are these comments your personal opinion?
 
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