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2012-10-04 08:18:17 AM
I prefer Ding Dongs. Or maybe Twinkies.
 
2012-10-04 08:28:07 AM

xanadian: Or maybe Twinkies.


Or just twinks.

/zing!
 
2012-10-04 08:40:12 AM
Gay jokes? Dudes.
 
2012-10-04 08:44:08 AM

oldfarthenry: Gay jokes? Dudes.


The proper term is "homo-funnies". You bigot.
 
2012-10-04 08:45:33 AM

xanadian: I prefer Ding Dongs. .


cheapandsleazy.net
 
2012-10-04 08:45:43 AM

Magruda: You bigot


The proper term is "other-agitated." You douche.
 
2012-10-04 08:46:28 AM
Franken should raise hell over Romney stealing his "not entitled to your own facts" line.

Especially when Romney was using it too pass off lies.
 
2012-10-04 08:46:31 AM
Uh... nevermind.
 
2012-10-04 08:48:57 AM
Sigh. We should've realized that "zingers" was something the media came up with to give themselves something to report after each debate.
 
2012-10-04 08:50:04 AM

Vodka Zombie: The proper term is "other-agitated."


Implying that us elders are stereo-typically frustrated? YOU'RE AGEIST!
 
2012-10-04 08:50:49 AM
So was the circus good, guys?
Did it engage you?
Do you feel emotionally involved in the conflict of the protagonists?
Was there enough moral gray area to keep you entertained?
Pepsi or Coke? Final answer.
 
2012-10-04 08:53:41 AM

timswar: Franken should raise hell over Romney stealing his "not entitled to your own facts" line.

Especially when Romney was using it too pass off lies.


Romney basically alternated between calling Obama a liar and telling lies himself all night.

Admittedly with all the passionate intensity of a carnival barker/ginsu knife salesman at a local Fair.

Surprised that people fell for it at all, much less in the numbers I'm seeing.

Watching American media achieve "consensus" is some eye opening stuff for a simple forest dweller like myself.
 
2012-10-04 08:54:54 AM
I don't understand. Was Romney calling his sons a bunch of liars?
 
2012-10-04 08:56:22 AM
So Big Bird shows up? It would have been better if the Count would have. Some of that math was deplorable.
Zingers from Ding Dongs. Wish there had been a Welcome Back Kotter Marathon on instead.
 
2012-10-04 08:56:58 AM

oldfarthenry: Vodka Zombie: The proper term is "other-agitated."

Implying that us elders are stereo-typically frustrated? YOU'RE AGEIST!


Shouldn't that be "age-ian"? Or would that be racist?

/just wondering.
 
2012-10-04 08:57:07 AM
I'm just shocked that a Republican saying "you aren't entitled to your own facts" didn't segfault the universe.
 
2012-10-04 08:57:59 AM

salvador.hardin: I don't understand. Was Romney calling his sons a bunch of liars?


Romney made a good point though that he stands by. You never say the same thing twice.
 
2012-10-04 08:58:54 AM

Bhruic: I'm just shocked that a Republican saying "you aren't entitled to your own facts" didn't segfault the universe.


is he implying facts should be shared? sounds communist.
 
2012-10-04 09:00:00 AM

quatchi: Romney basically alternated between calling Obama a liar and telling lies himself all night.


Kind of disappointed that Obama didn't really call him out on the obvious stuff. Although the shear volume of lies would have been tough to keep up with.

Also, Jim Lehrer was terrible.
 
2012-10-04 09:00:07 AM

quatchi: Admittedly with all the passionate intensity of a carnival barker/ginsu knife salesman at a local Fair.


Exactly.

Romney shone with vim and vigor, and gave a passionate argument to the American people to believe in the mathematically impossible, bullsh*t policies he's pushing.

I did enjoy how he threw conservatism under the bus. I wonder how the Freepers are doing...
 
2012-10-04 09:00:16 AM

salvador.hardin: I don't understand. Was Romney calling his sons a bunch of liars?


fruit. tree. magic underwear.
 
2012-10-04 09:00:38 AM

timswar: Franken should raise hell over Romney stealing his "not entitled to your own facts" line.

Especially when Romney was using it too pass off lies.


It's a much older saying than that, iirc. According to the internet, it's attributed to various people going back to the 50s, sort of an old wive's type of saying. Also, my mother used to say it all the time, which supports that theory.
 
2012-10-04 09:02:01 AM

timswar: Franken should raise hell over Romney stealing his "not entitled to your own facts" line. Especially when Romney was using it too pass off lies.


You could tell he was just waiting for an opportunity to try and shoehorn that one in somewhere.
 
2012-10-04 09:03:25 AM
ChocoBliss > Zingers
 
2012-10-04 09:04:12 AM

scarmig: So was the circus good, guys?
Did it engage you?
Do you feel emotionally involved in the conflict of the protagonists?
Was there enough moral gray area to keep you entertained?
Pepsi or Coke? Final answer.


i3.kym-cdn.com

That's good stuff, I'm going to have to remember that.
 
2012-10-04 09:04:25 AM

Vodka Zombie: Magruda: You bigot

The proper term is "other-agitated." You douche.


The proper term is "pink hole goo dispenser". You turd.
 
2012-10-04 09:04:45 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Kind of disappointed that Obama didn't really call him out on the obvious stuff. Although the shear volume of lies would have been tough to keep up with.


The one thing I wish Obama would have said (and I don't subscribe to the idea that Obama should have had an argumentative debate, it would have made him look petty to do a tit-for-tat, but...) is that he should have hit Romney on this 'taxation hurts jobs' idea. It's an easy lie that's believable by people who don't understand business and economics, and if true (which it's not) then the anti-tax ideals of Republicans are reasonable.

He could have said simply: "Look, corporate taxation doesn't affect jobs. Demand affects jobs. Businesses are taxed on their profits. If they hire someone else, that money is an expense, uh, not a profit, and is deducted. Businesses hire when demand dictates no matter what the tax rate."
 
2012-10-04 09:06:20 AM

Magruda: oldfarthenry: Gay jokes? Dudes.

The proper term is "homo-funnies". You bigot.


What's really funny is I was actually not trying to be punny. I guess my Freudian slip is showing...
 
2012-10-04 09:06:42 AM
"All right, fine. If you want an experienced public servant, vote for me. But if you want to believe a bunch of crazy promises about garbagemen cleaning your gutters and waxing your car, then by all means, vote for this sleazy lunatic."

i187.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-04 09:07:31 AM

The zinger about "And I've got to tell you, Governor Romney, when it comes to his own party during the course of this campaign, has not displayed that willingness to say no to some of the more extreme parts of his party." was pretty good. Likewise "And now, five weeks before the election, he's saying that his big, bold idea is, `Never mind.'"

Romney didn't really zing. But in the interest of fairness, I thought Romney had some good points about Too Big to Fail.

Sorry, but that's just not -- that's just not the facts. Look, we have to have regulation on Wall Street. That's why I'd have regulation. But I wouldn't designate five banks as too big to fail and give them a blank check. That's one of the unintended consequences of Dodd-Frank. It wasn't thought through properly. We need to get rid of that provision because it's killing regional and small banks. They're getting hurt.


It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that zing. And that just doesn't have a zing.
 
2012-10-04 09:07:52 AM

Magruda: Vodka Zombie: Magruda: You bigot

The proper term is "other-agitated." You douche.

The proper term is "pink hole goo dispenser". You turd.


That's a penis.
 
2012-10-04 09:09:41 AM

andrewagill: The zinger about "And I've got to tell you, Governor Romney, when it comes to his own party during the course of this campaign, has not displayed that willingness to say no to some of the more extreme parts of his party." was pretty good.


See, that line resounded with me, because, let's face it, Romney has been pandering to the whackadoos waaaay too much.
 
2012-10-04 09:09:43 AM

timswar: Franken should raise hell over Romney stealing his "not entitled to your own facts" line.

Especially when Romney was using it too pass off lies.


What is this? A liberal said it at some point so no matter who said it first it's suddenly his or hers?

Franken may have used that line but he certainly didn't come up with it himself. Particularly comical given that Franken is fond of spewing up things that are not facts at all while pretending that they are.
 
2012-10-04 09:10:34 AM

xanadian: I prefer Ding Dongs.


resources3.news.com.au
 
2012-10-04 09:12:03 AM

hillbillypharmacist: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Kind of disappointed that Obama didn't really call him out on the obvious stuff. Although the shear volume of lies would have been tough to keep up with.

The one thing I wish Obama would have said (and I don't subscribe to the idea that Obama should have had an argumentative debate, it would have made him look petty to do a tit-for-tat, but...) is that he should have hit Romney on this 'taxation hurts jobs' idea. It's an easy lie that's believable by people who don't understand business and economics, and if true (which it's not) then the anti-tax ideals of Republicans are reasonable.

He could have said simply: "Look, corporate taxation doesn't affect jobs. Demand affects jobs. Businesses are taxed on their profits. If they hire someone else, that money is an expense, uh, not a profit, and is deducted. Businesses hire when demand dictates no matter what the tax rate."


How can I tell you weren't a finance major?
 
2012-10-04 09:13:01 AM

Diagonal: oldfarthenry: Vodka Zombie: The proper term is "other-agitated."

Implying that us elders are stereo-typically frustrated? YOU'RE AGEIST!

Shouldn't that be "age-ian"? Or would that be racist?

/just wondering.


Actually, homophobic, because the island of Lesbos is in the Aegean Sea.
 
2012-10-04 09:13:26 AM
And not one "Oh SNAP!" moment the whole night.
 
2012-10-04 09:13:39 AM

TheDumbBlonde: How can I tell you weren't a finance major?


So, you feel that businesses would hire just for the hell of it if they get a tax break...even if there were no demand?
 
2012-10-04 09:13:45 AM

xanadian: Magruda: Vodka Zombie: Magruda: You bigot

The proper term is "other-agitated." You douche.

The proper term is "pink hole goo dispenser". You turd.

That's a penis.


No, that's a "clap-trap plunger".
 
2012-10-04 09:14:10 AM

jayhawk88: scarmig: So was the circus good, guys?
Did it engage you?
Do you feel emotionally involved in the conflict of the protagonists?
Was there enough moral gray area to keep you entertained?
Pepsi or Coke? Final answer.

[i3.kym-cdn.com image 320x320]

That's good stuff, I'm going to have to remember that.


The not so funny thing is, we all predicted this would happen. 0BAMA LOSES DEBATE--RMONEY DECLARED EMPEROR FOR LIFE!!!!

/STAY TUNED!!!
 
2012-10-04 09:15:16 AM

xanadian: andrewagill: The zinger about "And I've got to tell you, Governor Romney, when it comes to his own party during the course of this campaign, has not displayed that willingness to say no to some of the more extreme parts of his party." was pretty good.

See, that line resounded with me, because, let's face it, Romney has been pandering to the whackadoos waaaay too much.


Uh, yeah. That's why I quoted it and called it a zinger.
 
2012-10-04 09:15:56 AM

TheDumbBlonde: How can I tell you weren't a finance major?


Oh good, someone is finally here to explain why trickle down economics really works.

*sits back and watches with rapt attention*
 
2012-10-04 09:16:30 AM

xanadian: I prefer Ding Dongs.


4.bp.blogspot.com

Really, two hours and there's a minute of lame snaps. WEAKSAUCE!

/14 hours to TDS.
 
2012-10-04 09:17:32 AM

randomjsa: Franken may have used that line but he certainly didn't come up with it himself. Particularly comical given that Franken is fond of spewing up things that are not facts at all while pretending that they are.


That, and physically attacking people who don't agree with him.
 
2012-10-04 09:17:49 AM
http://www.uproxx.com/webculture/2012/10/vintage-romney-ryan/

Oh hey have you heard that there's a big presidential debate going down tonight in Denver, home of the Mitt Romney's favorite Chipotle employee? Well there is! And while it's highly likely that human eloquence machine Barack Obama will wipe the floor with painfully awkward cyborg Mitt Romney, both sides are hilariously trying to lower expectations about their candidate's performance.

This was prior to the debate, of course, but you know they have spin all worked up.
 
2012-10-04 09:18:57 AM

quatchi: timswar: Franken should raise hell over Romney stealing his "not entitled to your own facts" line.

Especially when Romney was using it too pass off lies.

Romney basically alternated between calling Obama a liar and telling lies himself all night.

Admittedly with all the passionate intensity of a carnival barker/ginsu knife salesman at a local Fair.

Surprised that people fell for it at all, much less in the numbers I'm seeing.

Watching American media achieve "consensus" is some eye opening stuff for a simple forest dweller like myself.


I tried very hard to watch the debate last night as a low-information voter. Not nonpartisan, but I tried to forget all the things I knew about the campaign.

Romney destroyed Obama.

To anyone who's been paying attention, Romney looked like he had a new platform, though. I have no idea if that's going to sink him (the teabags are NOT happy today, assuming they actually heard what Romney said), but Romney stood in front of the American people, divorced himself from his party and from parts of his campaign, told a few bald-faced lies, and absolutely won the presentation game.

// son of a biatch
// Chris Hayes was spot-on in his analysis last night, too:
// Obama is absolutely welded to a professorial, not-directly-confrontational style in debates, and saves the attacks for ads
 
2012-10-04 09:19:55 AM

quatchi: TheDumbBlonde: How can I tell you weren't a finance major?

Oh good, someone is finally here to explain why trickle down economics really works.

*sits back and watches with rapt attention*


I especially want to see how the Romney version of trickle down will be explained.

How exactly does changing the way your taxes are calculated without significant changes to the tax amount owed get businesses to create jobs?
 
2012-10-04 09:20:41 AM

TheDumbBlonde: hillbillypharmacist: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Kind of disappointed that Obama didn't really call him out on the obvious stuff. Although the shear volume of lies would have been tough to keep up with.

The one thing I wish Obama would have said (and I don't subscribe to the idea that Obama should have had an argumentative debate, it would have made him look petty to do a tit-for-tat, but...) is that he should have hit Romney on this 'taxation hurts jobs' idea. It's an easy lie that's believable by people who don't understand business and economics, and if true (which it's not) then the anti-tax ideals of Republicans are reasonable.

He could have said simply: "Look, corporate taxation doesn't affect jobs. Demand affects jobs. Businesses are taxed on their profits. If they hire someone else, that money is an expense, uh, not a profit, and is deducted. Businesses hire when demand dictates no matter what the tax rate."

How can I tell you weren't a finance major?


"Sir, our employees can't keep up, and we are weeks behind on providing our services, and customers are getting upset. I think that another skilled worker would be appropriate, and net us about 180% of his salary."

"But we'd have to pay tax on the extra profit he brings in, right? Well screw that. You're fired."
 
2012-10-04 09:21:36 AM
My take on it all:

Romney will reverse Obama's medicare "cuts".
Romney won't make any education cuts.
Romney won't cut military spending.
Romney won't raise taxes.
Romney will eliminate the deficit.

If he can do all that, then he deserves to be emperor of the world.
 
2012-10-04 09:21:45 AM

randomjsa: timswar: Franken should raise hell over Romney stealing his "not entitled to your own facts" line.

Especially when Romney was using it too pass off lies.

What is this? A liberal said it at some point so no matter who said it first it's suddenly his or hers?

Franken randomjsa may have used that line but he certainly didn't come up with it himself. Particularly comical given that Franken randomjsa is fond of spewing up things that are not facts at all while pretending that they are.


\FTFY, YT
 
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