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2012-10-08 11:55:36 PM  

cman: serpent_sky: Sgt Otter: We were getting angry emails about Clinton (usually shiat he never did, or "might" do) the day he got dial-up AOL.

My father was digging in on me after the debates, and he told me to watch that Obama 2016 movie. My final response was "don't make me change my e-mail again, like I had to in 2008." I haven't heard anything since. He was cutting and pasting full on lies from crazy-ass right-wing Web sites. I don't get it -- my father is otherwise intelligent and was born and raised in New York, not some uber-religious tiny town. I don't get it.

It's human nature. We are biological machines programmed in a survivor mode. We are still paranoid creatures, and because of that, we twist facts to fit our distorted point of view. At the same time we have an ability of abstract thinking, meaning that we can invent our own fears to fit our preconceptions. Until we evolve from our ancestors traits of survival mode, we will always fall for bullshiat like this.

There was a time I was duped. I was a truther for a few years. When I finally processed what I was being told I realised that I bought into their paranoid bullshiat.


propasaurus: [img2.imagesbn.com image 300x401]


Try the book propasaurus posted there. It explains some of the psychology involved.

This one is also good:

tomorrowsreflection.com
 
2012-10-09 12:21:02 AM  
If slavery were so God-awful, why didn't Jesus or Paul condemn it, why was it in the Constitution and why wasn't there a war before 1861?

Actually, you simpering farkwit, we almost had several civil wars (or at least secessions) before 1861. Under the Articles of Confederation, Kentucky nearly seceded and joined the Spanish Empire due to the Federal Government's inability to control Indian raids in the West. Virginia almost seceded in 1795 over the Alien and Sedition Acts, New England discussed secession in 1800 and during the War of 1812. There was the Missouri Compromise of 1820, the Nullification Crisis of 1832, The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, Bleeding Kansas, and who knows how many local movements popped up over the centuries.
 
2012-10-09 03:23:58 AM  
In 2010, it was reported that Mauch was a member of the Sons of Confederates Veterans and the League of the South, which has been described as a "neo-Confederacy" group advocating for second southern secession.

Can we let them go this time? PLEASE!?
 
2012-10-09 04:04:42 AM  
The thing is, he votes Republican, and in the bigger picture that's all that matters. One more vote.

I bet Gore wished he had a few 'one more votes' back in the 2000 elections.
 
2012-10-09 04:04:59 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Slavery: it gets shiat done.


demotivators.despair.com
 
2012-10-09 04:05:11 AM  
Oh come on.
Hasn't everyone defended slavery at one point in their lives?
 
2012-10-09 04:07:30 AM  

Gawdzila: ArcadianRefugee: Slavery: it gets shiat done.

[demotivators.despair.com image 617x435]


New evidence shows that slaves did not build the pyramids, that the workers were actually laborers who got paid for their work.
 
2012-10-09 04:10:01 AM  

Godscrack:
-"We don't just think the Bible is true. It IS true because it's the Word of God. People who say "It's true because the Bible says it's true" is illogical are ignorant of the natures of both truth and the Bible and are themselves guilty of being illogical."


Funny how those same farking retards scoff when you say, "It true because it is in the quran."
 
2012-10-09 04:10:49 AM  

Mock26: Gawdzila: ArcadianRefugee: Slavery: it gets shiat done.

[demotivators.despair.com image 617x435]

New evidence shows that slaves did not build the pyramids, that the workers were actually laborers who got paid for their work.


or at the very least where paying what amounted to their taxes by working on it.
\they where still expendable though
 
2012-10-09 04:12:23 AM  

Nadie_AZ: propasaurus: But this country will not endure in its current form for much longer.

Good thing that demographics are shifting and white people will be the minority, then.


???
 
2012-10-09 04:14:31 AM  

slayer199: I'm thinking of a defense of slavery....

Still thinking....

Still thinking...

Still thinking...

Still thinking...

Got nothing...

Dude is a douchebag


Guaranteed health care for you and all your fellow workers, for as long as your owner thinks you're still a sound capital investment.
 
2012-10-09 04:17:13 AM  

Mock26: Gawdzila: ArcadianRefugee: Slavery: it gets shiat done.

[demotivators.despair.com image 617x435]

New evidence shows that slaves did not build the pyramids, that the workers were actually laborers who got paid for their work.


Yes I knew that but the poster was created by Despair.com, who originated the whole de-motivator thing.
And whether precisely correct or not, the picture gets the idea across in a humorous way. Way to spoil the joke there, poindexter.

/They were paid in beer
 
2012-10-09 04:19:48 AM  
Would this country be worse off if we split it in half, say along the 37th parallel? Maybe 38th.

Sometimes it's just better to let it go.
 
2012-10-09 04:20:06 AM  

gilgigamesh: Oh, that's right. Actually they were all given complete amnesty and they lived out the rest of their lives quietly.



And this is the problem with America today. They bred and settled new land, spreading their treasonous backwards uneducated thinking into what we call Republicans today.
 
2012-10-09 04:20:59 AM  

Stoj: Jesus didn't condemn early termination fees by wireless providers either.


What's the alternative to termination by a wireless provider - a coathanger?
 
2012-10-09 04:24:00 AM  

cman: It's human nature. We are biological machines programmed in a survivor mode. We are still paranoid creatures, and because of that, we twist facts to fit our distorted point of view. At the same time we have an ability of abstract thinking, meaning that we can invent our own fears to fit our preconceptions. Until we evolve from our ancestors traits of survival mode, we will always fall for bullshiat like this.



More people talking about "biological and "natural" and just making up nonsense. It is nothing but bullshiat. Your brain is nothing of the sort. Any mental defects you see is because of your upbringing and outside forces. There is no survivor mode because we are not hunted day and night. You have fears and preconceptions because you were for example insulted and ridiculed as a kid growing up so you are very shallow and desperately need a comfort blanket like religion.
 
2012-10-09 04:25:35 AM  

fusillade762: This one is also good:


Seconded.
 
2012-10-09 04:25:58 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: Oh come on.
Hasn't everyone defended slavery at one point in their lives?



I've prayed that a few hot Hollywood actresses be my slaves, does that count?
 
2012-10-09 04:28:21 AM  

Mock26: Gawdzila: ArcadianRefugee: Slavery: it gets shiat done.

[demotivators.despair.com image 617x435]

New evidence shows that slaves did not build the pyramids, that the workers were actually laborers who got paid for their work.



Still up for debate. There isn't evidence slaves did not build them, there is just a lack of evidence they did. Except for historical commentary that is... and the Egyptians have been known to whitewash their history like all powerful regimes. So not finding a paper trail to slaves building them when at that time slave labor was well known through the world should not be read into that much.
 
2012-10-09 04:36:28 AM  
If I were a Republican I would think long and hard about my participation in this party when it as representatives such as this guy in it. Especially since there seems to be no negative repercussions when expressing these types of opinions.

Think long and hard whether you want to share a big tent with such an individual and the constituents they represent, even if they are from Arkansas.
 
2012-10-09 04:44:17 AM  
Check out the "I wills" on his web page. The first two blatantly contradict each other.

Worst homepage ever. try the "contact" page. it has not one but TWO spaces for email address (this is symbolic of his support for the second amendment). But, like the second amendment, it doesn't work.

Also: his educational record seems to be missing from this page.
 
2012-10-09 04:45:53 AM  
Even more hilarious is the fact all the Fark conservative trolls are trying to pin racism and slavery on "Democrats" while this guy is distancing himself from Republicans of the past... oh I love it.
 
2012-10-09 04:48:09 AM  
From a link in TFA: Jon Hubbard, a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, has written a new book in which he says slavery was "a blessing" for African-Americans, among other questionable statements.

Why wasn't it questionable when Chris Rock said the exact same thing? I don't know this guy or anything he's said/written, but, in that case, how can he be condemned while Chris Rock isn't? And why are people quick to brand one person as evil for saying something, yet totally accept and agree with someone else who says the same thing?
 
2012-10-09 04:50:03 AM  
I'm a republican currently voting democrat until the crazy assed nutcases finally get chased outta my party.

I encourage other republicans who think homegrown extremism isn't the answer to foreign extremism to do likewise.
 
2012-10-09 04:58:10 AM  
This is the type that go out lurking for young gay black men to tie him up and whip him
 
2012-10-09 04:58:32 AM  

powhound: Would this country be worse off if we split it in half, say along the 37th parallel? Maybe 38th.

Sometimes it's just better to let it go.


The land is valuable, the neo-confederates aren't. Keep the land, ditch the descendants of traitors, preferably ditch them in a volcano, or the middle of the atlantic.
 
2012-10-09 05:04:26 AM  

DrPainMD: From a link in TFA: Jon Hubbard, a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, has written a new book in which he says slavery was "a blessing" for African-Americans, among other questionable statements.

Why wasn't it questionable when Chris Rock said the exact same thing? I don't know this guy or anything he's said/written, but, in that case, how can he be condemned while Chris Rock isn't? And why are people quick to brand one person as evil for saying something, yet totally accept and agree with someone else who says the same thing?


So what did Chris Rock say about slavery?

But, I have to say, that comparing the statements of an elected official with that of a comedian seems a little trolly.
 
2012-10-09 05:05:19 AM  

DrPainMD: From a link in TFA: Jon Hubbard, a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, has written a new book in which he says slavery was "a blessing" for African-Americans, among other questionable statements.

Why wasn't it questionable when Chris Rock said the exact same thing? I don't know this guy or anything he's said/written, but, in that case, how can he be condemned while Chris Rock isn't? And why are people quick to brand one person as evil for saying something, yet totally accept and agree with someone else who says the same thing?


What the hell? When did Chris Rock call slavery a blessing for African-Americans? I mean, I know you're a "black people do it, why can't white people?" troll, but still, I want to know where this is coming from.
 
2012-10-09 05:06:10 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: Oh come on.
Hasn't everyone defended slavery at one point in their lives?


Well it was better then being an indentured servant.
 
2012-10-09 05:08:58 AM  
Well, he *DOES* have a high school diploma, so maybe he knows what he's talking about?

In other news, West Helena Central High School is such a bad school it can't even figure out if it's west or central. To be fair, I suppose, it only matters that's in the South.

Bio from his website:

"A native of Helena, Rep. Mauch graduated from West Helena Central High School. He is retired from AT&T, and in his free time enjoys hunting and fishing, historical reading, and writing. Rep. Mauch and his wife, Lisa, are Baptist. They have four grown children."
 
2012-10-09 05:10:08 AM  

Godscrack:


All that's missing is the pointy hood.
 
2012-10-09 05:16:05 AM  

Nadie_AZ: Finally. They are coming out. We get to see more and more GOP for what they are.


...and people will keep on voting for them. For jeebus.
 
2012-10-09 05:18:21 AM  
i1136.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-09 05:21:24 AM  
I think the dems from all regions of our great nation should funnel as many resources as possible to expel this varmit from the ranks of government.
 
2012-10-09 05:26:50 AM  

DrPainMD: From a link in TFA: Jon Hubbard, a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, has written a new book in which he says slavery was "a blessing" for African-Americans, among other questionable statements.

Why wasn't it questionable when Chris Rock said the exact same thing? I don't know this guy or anything he's said/written, but, in that case, how can he be condemned while Chris Rock isn't? And why are people quick to brand one person as evil for saying something, yet totally accept and agree with someone else who says the same thing?


Go ahead and say it. You know you want to. And it burns you up that Chris Rock can say it, but you can't. So go on, say it. Get it out.
Don't worry, the filter will catch it.
 
2012-10-09 05:28:00 AM  

Mock26: New evidence shows that slaves did not build the pyramids, that the workers were actually laborers who got paid for their work.


slaves were paid too, silly.

they were provided with food shelter, clothing and sometimes even good nursing if the massuh's wife knew bout birthing babies and such.
 
2012-10-09 05:34:13 AM  

Sgt Otter: cman: Jesus...

/If there is one thing that I can complement the left on, its that they keep a better hold on their extremists and manage to shut them up when they do stupid shiat

Pretty much. There's a "Tea Party Caucus" that has something like 60 members of Congress, all Republicans. The Democrats, thank God, do not have a "Code Pink Caucus."


Crazy feminists
Crazy environmentalists
Crazy anti-war protestors
Communists
Pirates

all play an important role, albeit very small in some cases. The only role that racists play are showcasing how demented the rest of the party is that they house.
 
2012-10-09 05:35:49 AM  
Slavery isn't ALL bad.
media.heavy.com
 
2012-10-09 05:37:19 AM  
Paul and Jesus also did not specifically ban abortion or graffiti or reckless driving.

That said, slavery worked out pretty well for Epictetus. Most slaves in history, regardless of the mechanism of slavery, have not had it so good, but some have benefitted.

I could take a lot of heat for saying this, because it's incorrect to equate chattel slavery with contemporary working conditions, but... Consider that a large portion of the world works very hard and long hours and doesn't have much control over living or working conditions. Slavery comes in various forms. If you aren't a slaveholder (employer) you probably fit many of the criteria of being a slave yourself, even if you are self-employed.

Just because this Arkansan is a moran doesn't mean that some good things don't come from slavery. (Maybe it's not always so "God-awful") My "enslavement" in the work force has created some discipline as well as an improved ability to see through bullshiat everywhere. The African-American slavery experience certainly led to brilliant creativity and perspective in the arts and the academy. It also regularly gives cause to people to consider how they treat each other and encourages us not to be a-holes to one another.

If we were all truly and completely free, we wouldn't be able to handle it. Maybe Aristotle was right - some people were just meant to be slaves. I have to think that I and most of my family members fit very well into that category.

/thinks slavery based on skin color or ethnicity is ignorant
//just realized most people, even on Fark, are not educated enough to be circumspect about slavery
 
2012-10-09 05:37:57 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: This is the type that go out lurking for young gay black men to tie him up and whip him


Craigslist or grindr?
 
2012-10-09 05:41:12 AM  

orbister: drjekel_mrhyde: This is the type that go out lurking for young gay black men to tie him up and whip him

Craigslist or grindr?


Vacation Bible School.
 
2012-10-09 05:41:48 AM  

Godscrack: fusillade762: Anything other nuggets of GOP wisdom I'm forgetting?

-"Some things can not be explained by science. Take for example, rainbows. Rainbows are a mystery and you can not touch them, just like god. Despite this fact, they are still there even though there is no scientific explanation for them. So next time you find yourself doubting your faith, think of god as a rainbow. I know that this can be a difficult concept for some of you to grasp. It is just like air you can't see it but you know its there."

-"Wiccan should have their kids taken away. Anyone who isn't raising their children in a Christian home should have their children taken away, it is mental, emotional and spiritual abuse. Period. End of discussion. Case closed."

-"Climate Change is a religion and it's holy sacrament is Abortion."

-"if evolution was real humans, and animals alike would not need reproductive organs.'

Drum roll.......

-"We don't just think the Bible is true. It IS true because it's the Word of God. People who say "It's true because the Bible says it's true" is illogical are ignorant of the natures of both truth and the Bible and are themselves guilty of being illogical."


pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease provide sources for this gold.

\Pretty please?
 
2012-10-09 06:03:27 AM  

DrPainMD: From a link in TFA: Jon Hubbard, a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, has written a new book in which he says slavery was "a blessing" for African-Americans, among other questionable statements.

Why wasn't it questionable when Chris Rock said the exact same thing? I don't know this guy or anything he's said/written, but, in that case, how can he be condemned while Chris Rock isn't? And why are people quick to brand one person as evil for saying something, yet totally accept and agree with someone else who says the same thing?


I disagreed when Chris Rock said it. In fact, I remember a lot of people vehemently disagreeing with him.

No sapient will be enslaved on my watch.
 
2012-10-09 06:13:23 AM  
fuggin' white people.... 

(drops microphone, walks away....)
 
2012-10-09 06:14:34 AM  

propasaurus: I know it sounds hyperbolic but I sometimes think we're headed for a new civil war. I don't know if it will be fought the same way as the first one, with guns and cannons, or if it will just be a political shift. But this country will not endure in its current form for much longer.
Say what you will about Obama, and I know there are real valid reasons on both the left and right to disagree with some of his policies, but the way he's governed as a compromising middle of the road centrist SHOULD have united the country behind him. Instead, the right has gone even further to the extreme.



Well, yeah. There are two main blocks in the Republican party: soulless, sociopathic opportunists like Mitt Romney, and god-fearing regressive fundamentalists like Akins and these two jokers. The sociopaths will see any compromise as weakness and a sign to push for more concessions, and then blame the other guy for not standing up to him (see Boehner, August 2011 vs August 2012). The zealots believe in magic and willfully misinterpret a set of books about a guy who ministered to criminals, prostitutes, and the homeless to justify why they should execute criminals, why prostitutes "were asking for it," and why the homeless should have to provide urine samples before getting government soup, so they can easily turn their oracular powers upon a compromise and see it as a sign that their proposals resonate with the American people, that their victory is a sign from God that their ascendance is at hand, and that it's time to push for even more regressive policies.

That's what happens when you let the wild dog lead you; he doesn't stop choking himself on his collar, he just keeps going until you feel bad for choking him or kick him in the nads to make him obey.
 
2012-10-09 06:19:50 AM  
DataShade: bah, that "August 2012" should've been a link. Whatever, it's not that hard to find quotes from two months ago of Boehner blaming everyone but him about budget problems.
 
2012-10-09 06:25:12 AM  
I love how this guy is the vice chairman of the Children and Youth Subcommittee, and Todd Akin and some other frothing right-wing lunatic are on the science committee. It's 2012, and the vice chairman of our nation's Children and Youth Subcommittee argues that a significant portion of our children should be bought and sold as slaves.

When Democrats go bad, they overspend a little on programs with good intentions. When Republicans go bad, they alienate rape victims, start unnecessary wars that cost us $1 to $2,000,000,000 per week for over a decade, allow Wall Street robber barons to destroy the economy, ...
 
2012-10-09 06:25:43 AM  

powhound: Would this country be worse off if we split it in half, say along the 37th parallel? Maybe 38th.

Sometimes it's just better to let it go.


When you have a mentally ill person living in your house, who has a habit of making death threats against you and your neighbors, and who refuses to follow the instructions of their doctor, what do you do? Do you keep them close and make sure they take their meds? Or do you give them half of your house and a collection of guns?

As much as I hate the dark ages of conservative rule, the alternative is much scarier. With full international recognition, an active military, and an internationally recognized right to defend their land against foreign threats, all it would take is a paper airplane to crash into a barn for the South to declare the libs of the North to be the new Al-qaeda.
 
2012-10-09 06:25:55 AM  
Considering where Republicans and Democrats stood on the issues at the time, this man doesn't sound like much of a Republican.

/And considering the level of Gerrymandering that goes on in some places, he probably doesn't represent more than a select group of flakes.
 
2012-10-09 06:29:07 AM  

Phil the SWO: pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease provide sources for this gold.


It appears they're all just random Internet nutjobs.
 
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