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(The Hill)   Paul Ryan hits back at Obama's "horses and bayonets" quip: "The ocean hasn't shrunk." ZING   (thehill.com) divider line 70
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2012-10-23 11:55:10 AM
11 votes:
choosepp.net
2012-10-23 11:05:20 AM
9 votes:
i632.photobucket.com
2012-10-23 10:53:13 AM
8 votes:

JerseyTim: Do you think he went back to his advisers after that line and said, "Nailed it!"


i48.tinypic.com

oi49.tinypic.com
2012-10-23 11:06:33 AM
7 votes:

Fark It: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x1076]


imageshack.us 

I spent like 15 seconds making it, might as well wring out as much use as possible
2012-10-23 10:49:17 AM
7 votes:
"Iran is four years closer to a nuclear weapon."

It's also 4 years closer to the election of it's first gay female robot emperor with a cooking show.
2012-10-23 11:29:28 AM
6 votes:
cyclesc.org

What a nine-hour debate comeback strategy session might look like at Romney HQ.
2012-10-23 10:40:10 AM
6 votes:
"The Ocean hasn't shrunk..." no shiat, Sherlock. Hell, what with global warming, deglaciation, and rising sea levels the ocean has...wait a tick. Romney/Ryan also supports increased fossil fuel use and halting transition to renewables and clean energy.

Holy fark, Romney's plan has a detail, substance, and some coherence! The US rules the seas, and they want to make the seas bigger so we rule more of the Earth with a bigger navy to do it!

Manifest Sea-Destiny!
2012-10-23 10:51:04 AM
5 votes:
The Mitt Romney Administration: The Charge of the Light Dressage Brigade!
2012-10-23 10:38:01 AM
5 votes:
Romney and Ryan have studied this issue extensively, people. They know what they're talking about.

4.bp.blogspot.com

/Hot.
2012-10-23 10:37:15 AM
5 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com
2012-10-23 10:09:50 AM
5 votes:
To be fair, you DO need more ships if they're powered by horses on treadmills, getting poked with a bayonet once in a while to keep them trotting.
2012-10-23 10:14:13 AM
4 votes:

DjangoStonereaver: Um....

[boeingblogs.com image 700x500]

Yes it has, dumbass.


The advance in technology is impressive. But its funny that the personnel still wear standard camouflage.

If they really needed to stay hidden in that room the camo should be depictions of computers and electronic equipment.
2012-10-23 10:08:57 AM
4 votes:
It still takes a day to travel to the Cayman Islands by yacht. Suck it Fart.
2012-10-23 11:11:12 AM
3 votes:
24.media.tumblr.com
2012-10-23 10:52:56 AM
3 votes:
My image of Romney & Ryan:

www.collegefashion.net
2012-10-23 10:49:13 AM
3 votes:
In this scenario, Barack Obama is Indiana Jones, and Mitt Romney is the dude who just got shot.

www.thegeekreport.net
2012-10-23 10:39:14 AM
3 votes:
And if we ever go to war with the ocean that might matter.
2012-10-23 10:15:43 AM
3 votes:
John Paul Jones would not recognize what Fartbama did to the Navy, libs.
2012-10-23 10:05:53 AM
3 votes:

Dogberry: Nine hours and that's the best response. My, oh my.


To be fair, he likely hasn't gotten any sleep while trying to come up with it.
2012-10-23 11:25:26 AM
2 votes:
Nine hours and that's the best he's got?

pictat.com
2012-10-23 11:24:28 AM
2 votes:
So our ships have anti-ship missiles that have a range of 125km right? And anti air missiles that have a range of 300km. And we have 11 carriers with F-18 squadrons which can carry all our sexy weapons and have a range of 2000km...

A F-18 with a 50ft bayonet would be pretty baddass tho
2012-10-23 11:17:15 AM
2 votes:
public.dcexp.com

Our fleet of Navy Attack Dirigibles has been decimated by Obama's policies, and the sky hasn't shrunk!
2012-10-23 11:05:16 AM
2 votes:
"Oh yeah? Well, the Jerk Store called; they're outta you!!"
Bf+
2012-10-23 10:59:04 AM
2 votes:

Renart: Romney and Ryan have studied this issue extensively, people. They know what they're talking about.

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 641x361]

/Hot.


jpegy.com
see what you did there.

/a women's place is in the binder!
2012-10-23 10:53:08 AM
2 votes:
He said what?

Drink!

i171.photobucket.com
2012-10-23 10:48:09 AM
2 votes:

Dogberry: DamnYankees: Dear god, these people might be running this country in a few months.

Florida, Ohio, I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you.


Reporting here from Ohio, Fartbama's route to the sea.

Will do all we can to hold the line for Admiral Romney.

MOUNT UP!

FIX BAYONETS!

CHAAAARRRRRGGGEEEEE!!!

i.imgur.com
2012-10-23 10:47:03 AM
2 votes:
Jerk Store! Jerk Store is the line! Jerk Store is gonna SMOKE that guy!
2012-10-23 10:46:25 AM
2 votes:
And..... He totally misses the point.

Thank you, Sarah-Palin-In-Pants
2012-10-23 10:44:51 AM
2 votes:
Paul Ryan is an idiot on everything but budgets and numbers. Until we found out he was an idiot on that too. So vote for him. He could be president if Romney falls off his dancing horse.
2012-10-23 10:41:01 AM
2 votes:
WHY DOES OBAMA REFUSE TO UP THE BUDGET ON OUR COAL REFUELING DEPOTS? WE'LL NEVER BE ABLE TO ATTACK SALAMANCA DURING OUR NEXT TURN WITH OUR IRONCLADS NOW!
2012-10-23 10:40:07 AM
2 votes:
Pair this with his "war on left-handed Irish" comment, it makes you realize Ryan says he's a "numbers guy" not because of anything regarding his number-crunching skills, but because he fails miserably at words.
2012-10-23 10:38:25 AM
2 votes:
Man, I hate to pound the shotglass or just toss out ten lbs of cheddar, but even an environmentally minded dude can see that the President won the last debate.
2012-10-23 10:15:21 AM
2 votes:
Does this mean the GOP is finally acknowledging global warming and rising ocean levels?
2012-10-23 06:19:11 PM
1 votes:

vpb: Actually the area each ship can control has increased dramatically. Besides, if you want to start dredging up historical irrelevancies, the US has the largest navy in the world now and we were number two in 1917.

There were only about 40 more ships in 1917, and ships today are much larger. I am fairly sure the Navy is larger today than in 1917 in terms of tonnage. Does anyone know where to find total active tonnage for 1917?


I wonder what sailors from 1917 would think of a Supercarrier.

Given the size of a period South Carolina class battleship, a Nimitz class supercarrier is twice as long and 50% wider at the waterline and so high above it they couldn't see onto its deck.
They'd likely laugh at a guided missile cruiser if they got close enough to it to actually see it. "heh. where are all the guns, is that some futuristic paint sprayer?"
2012-10-23 03:01:53 PM
1 votes:

bbfreak: The real reason Romney is for a bigger navy. Also, the idiot wants to buy more F-22's.


www.wired.com

i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com 

Sorry, couldn't resist
2012-10-23 02:53:56 PM
1 votes:

Sgt Otter: raerae1980: Have we stopped making ships?? I was under the impression we had not.

Okay, somebody restrain what_now. Okay, she's down? Good. Okay...

The USS Gerald Ford is the lead ship in a new class of aircraft carrier. She's currently undergoing sea trials. They plan to build ten of these to replace our current Nimitz-class carriers.


The USS Gerald Ford sailed today. He was delicious.
2012-10-23 12:30:24 PM
1 votes:

zedster:

www.neptunuslex.com

no but the ships have gotten bigger

 

Ha! You just proved Ryan's point--I just measured those two ships with my fingers, and the Constitution is definitely bigger!
2012-10-23 12:29:32 PM
1 votes:

Ricardo Klement: From a surface fleet perspective, I just realized that the ocean is, in fact, getting larger.


Got that one already.

Of course, the converse of that is that the ocean is invading US shores and beaches. We cannot tolerate this, and need a larger Navy to withstand ocean aggression.
2012-10-23 12:17:38 PM
1 votes:
"The ocean hasn't shrunk," Ryan said in an interview on CBS's This Morning. "You still have to have enough ships to have the footprint that you need ... to keep our strength abroad where it needs to be."

oh yeah? well you can't make footprints in water unless you're Jesus. Are you Jesus Ryan? Are you?
2012-10-23 12:07:05 PM
1 votes:

Slaxl: That's really bad, considering he's had all this time with a team to work together on the best thing to say as a soundbite to be their retort to that quip



Well, the ocean called and it's running out of YOU!
2012-10-23 11:51:20 AM
1 votes:

whistleridge: If the Iowa ever got in range, one or two salvos would be all she wrote for the Ticonderoga.


Considering the Iowa would never get within 75km of the Tic, then you should be agreeing with everybody that it is pointless.

What's the Tic gonna do, let the Iowa get in range just for the fun of it? The Iowa would never get within 50km of its max range.
2012-10-23 11:46:37 AM
1 votes:
Actually, Congressman Ryan, you're incorrect. The ocean has actually risen due to global warming, a subject that you and your running mate refuse to talk about. Still want to go with that defense? I have some lovely followup questions to ask you.
2012-10-23 11:25:44 AM
1 votes:

urbangirl: Shadowknight: kbronsito: The entire world has shrunk... its called globalization.

Also (I'll accept corrections if i'm wrong) but I understand that our Nimitz class aircraft carriers have two nuclear reactors that allow them to navigate w/o stopping for fuel for about 20 years. It seems that if your ships are faster and don't need to stop as much to refuel and you can cover more ground with less vessels.

New Super Carriers like the Bush are really only limited by the people onboard. Given an intimate supply of food and creature comfort items, they could really go nonstop for the entire life of it's fuel.

I have a feeling the people would hang themselves or go on murder sprees long before that, though.

I really, really hope you meant "infinite".


Farking auto correct. Wow, that really makes that sentence kind of creepy, doesn't it?
2012-10-23 11:24:34 AM
1 votes:

gilgigamesh: Boy these debate threads have sure gotten quiet from one side of the political aisle.

Anyone want to run over to the right side of the thread and make sure they're ok over there?


Rush isn't on yet, once the derping points have been downloaded I'm sure they'll all be here.
2012-10-23 11:24:13 AM
1 votes:

sprawl15: mayIFark: odinsposse: To compare modern American battleships and Navy with bayonets, I just don't understand that comparison.

- Paul Ryan, policy genius and the intellectual leader of conservatism.

OMG1!

He really did say that. But to be fair, Trig did not understand it either.

Torg got it on the third try, though.


What about the Romney boys: Tagg, Flip, Scrunch, Herk, and Frrrrrrrp?
2012-10-23 11:22:57 AM
1 votes:

ha-ha-guy: Philip Francis Queeg: Obsolete as compared to what?

Atago Class, KDX-III Class, Type 052C, Type 45.


Ally, friendly, limited number in service, ally.
I'm not seeing the urgency unless the goal is "be better than everyone else, even our friends, combined... forever".


They supposedly don't have that long of a lifespan in a hostile environment near China.

Oh? How frequently does China blow them up? You are speaking of theoreticals and using words which invoke reality.
2012-10-23 11:22:22 AM
1 votes:

Philip Francis Queeg: bonefish: If I remember correctly, in World War 2 Japan's aircraft and German u-boats showed us the effectiveness of battleships. They have their place, but it doesn't historically look like a place where we need more of them. Sure, battleships have evolved, but so have planes, submarines and long range ballistics.

Battleship do have their place. As museums.

[www.pearlharborhistoricsites.org image 654x307]


It belongs in a museum! indy.jpg
2012-10-23 11:21:55 AM
1 votes:

riverwalk barfly: what_now: John Paul

I want so badly to make a Led Zeppelin joke, but I'm just not that funny.


♪ ♫Wanna whole lotta boats!♪ ♫

*shrugs shoulders**
2012-10-23 11:08:26 AM
1 votes:

sprawl15: Fark It: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x1076]

[imageshack.us image 850x1076] 

I spent like 15 seconds making it, might as well wring out as much use as possible


World's Active Duty Ninja Battalions chart looks identical.
2012-10-23 11:04:16 AM
1 votes:

Dogberry: Nine hours and that's the best response. My, oh my.


He was busy running three marathons.
2012-10-23 10:59:03 AM
1 votes:
This is like someone giving you a horribly scathing insult based on complete truth regarding your character that catches you off-guard leaving you with no adequate reply, and then after hours of mental self-torture over the truth of it, you finally think of a reply and call that person up and say, "Nuh uh!"
2012-10-23 10:50:53 AM
1 votes:

PanicMan: "Iran is four years closer to a nuclear weapon."

It's also 4 years closer to the election of it's first gay female robot emperor with a cooking show.


I would watch the shiat out of that cooking show.
2012-10-23 10:50:50 AM
1 votes:

PanicMan: "Iran is four years closer to a nuclear weapon."

It's also 4 years closer to the election of it's first gay female robot emperor with a cooking show.


When did Oprah get a cooking show?
2012-10-23 10:50:29 AM
1 votes:

trivial use of my dark powers: what_now: Keep running with this, boys. We need more boats. It doesn't matter what kind, it's the numbers that matter.

I have a canoe I'm not using. I'll duct-tape a shotgun to it and sell it to the navy for $1.5 million. It's a bargain--call me, Mittens!


I can steal my neighbor's kayaks and we'll invade the coast line that Syria and Iran share.
2012-10-23 10:49:06 AM
1 votes:

trivial use of my dark powers: what_now: Keep running with this, boys. We need more boats. It doesn't matter what kind, it's the numbers that matter.

I have a canoe I'm not using. I'll duct-tape a shotgun to it and sell it to the navy for $1.5 million. It's a bargain--call me, Mittens!


No you won't - Canada needs its navy back by next week.
2012-10-23 10:48:19 AM
1 votes:
Who the fark is this Paul Ryan dick?
2012-10-23 10:46:42 AM
1 votes:

what_now: Keep running with this, boys. We need more boats. It doesn't matter what kind, it's the numbers that matter.


I have a canoe I'm not using. I'll duct-tape a shotgun to it and sell it to the navy for $1.5 million. It's a bargain--call me, Mittens!
2012-10-23 10:46:35 AM
1 votes:
oblig.

jaypgreene.files.wordpress.com
2012-10-23 10:40:46 AM
1 votes:
The jerk store called......
2012-10-23 10:40:25 AM
1 votes:

Slaxl: That's really bad, considering he's had all this time with a team to work together on the best thing to say as a soundbite to be their retort to that quip... Sack everyone involved.


i don't have time to dick around with these half measures, how many llamas will be needed to finish the job?
2012-10-23 10:39:16 AM
1 votes:
In other news, Paul Ryan has yet to discover satellite technology or GPS.
2012-10-23 10:39:04 AM
1 votes:
cyberbrethren.com
2012-10-23 10:38:32 AM
1 votes:
enhanced.freedomstudios.net

We need more ships!!!!1111
2012-10-23 10:36:12 AM
1 votes:
Do you think he went back to his advisers after that line and said, "Nailed it!"
2012-10-23 10:30:54 AM
1 votes:
Dear god, these people might be running this country in a few months.
2012-10-23 10:13:08 AM
1 votes:
I wonder how many of the GOP's best and brightest it took to come up with that scathing retort.
2012-10-23 10:09:49 AM
1 votes:

Bloody William: "The ocean hasn't shrunk," Ryan said in an interview on CBS's This Morning. "You still have to have enough ships to have the footprint that you need ... to keep our strength abroad where it needs to be."

What exactly is the "footprint" (tactical reach?) of a single carrier group compared to the entire American fleet in 1912?


A single carrier battle group would obliterate the combined navies of the US, Britain and Germany from WWI. If they felt like it they could probably do this without being seen for extra points.
2012-10-23 10:01:57 AM
1 votes:
www.neptunuslex.com

no but the ships have gotten bigger

Class & type: Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate
Displacement: 4,100 long tons (4,200 t), full load
Length: 453 feet (138 m), overall
Beam: 45 feet (14 m)
Draught: 22 feet (6.7 m)

USS Constitution (heavy frigate)
Tonnage: 1,576
Displacement: 2,200 tons
Length: 204 ft (62 m) billet head to taffrail;
175 ft (53 m) at waterline[2]
Beam: 43 ft 6 in (13.26 m)
Height: foremast: 198 ft (60 m)
mainmast: 220 ft (67 m)
mizzenmast:172.5 ft (52.6 m)[2]
Draft: 21 ft (6.4 m) forward
23 ft (7.0 m) aft[4]
2012-10-23 09:58:00 AM
1 votes:
Go on, double down on the stupidity.
2012-10-23 09:54:47 AM
1 votes:
Um....

boeingblogs.com

Yes it has, dumbass.
 
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