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2012-10-23 11:51:50 PM  
And the Log Cabin Republicans support this douche.

It must be tough coming home each day and wondering if you want to watch LOGO or kill yourself.
 
2012-10-23 11:52:20 PM  
Wait, are we talking about Gov. Romney, presidential candidate Romney, or debater Romney? You'll need to be more specific.
 
2012-10-23 11:52:53 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Mitt's gonna have a busy first day...

8:00-Noon: Inauguration
Noon-12:15: Restrict civil rights for gay couples.
12:15 -12:30: Tax Cuts
12:30-1:15: Lunch
1:15-1:30 : Trade war with China
1:30-1:35: Repeal Obamacare
1:35-2:45: Approve Keystone Pipeline
2:45-3:00: Open all Federal lands for oil drilling.
3:00-4:30: Create 12 million new jobs
4:30-5:00: Tax Cuts
5:00-5:15: Call Ahmadinejad, ask if he has Prince Albert in the can.
5:15-5:30: "Reinstate" Work for Welfare requirements.
5:30-6:00: Meet with Democrat and Republican leaders in Congress
6:00-6:30: Bust Federal Unions
6:30-7:00: Issue executive orders reversing all of Obama's executive orders
7:00-8:00: Light Supper
8:00-8:30: Reinstate the Mexico City Policy
8:30-9:00: Secure borders and ask all illegals to self-deport.


Yeah, but think about it. After that he has four years to convert the country to LDS
 
2012-10-23 11:52:55 PM  

coeyagi: And the Log Cabin Republicans support this douche.

It must be tough coming home each day and wondering if you want to watch LOGO or kill yourself.


That's really something? Not just an American Dad episode?
 
2012-10-23 11:53:25 PM  

ArkAngel: Eddie Adams from Torrance: Mitt's gonna have a busy first day...

8:00-Noon: Inauguration
Noon-12:15: Restrict civil rights for gay couples.
12:15 -12:30: Tax Cuts
12:30-1:15: Lunch
1:15-1:30 : Trade war with China
1:30-1:35: Repeal Obamacare
1:35-2:45: Approve Keystone Pipeline
2:45-3:00: Open all Federal lands for oil drilling.
3:00-4:30: Create 12 million new jobs
4:30-5:00: Tax Cuts
5:00-5:15: Call Ahmadinejad, ask if he has Prince Albert in the can.
5:15-5:30: "Reinstate" Work for Welfare requirements.
5:30-6:00: Meet with Democrat and Republican leaders in Congress
6:00-6:30: Bust Federal Unions
6:30-7:00: Issue executive orders reversing all of Obama's executive orders
7:00-8:00: Light Supper
8:00-8:30: Reinstate the Mexico City Policy
8:30-9:00: Secure borders and ask all illegals to self-deport.

9:00-10:00: Death
10:00-1100: Death
11:00-12:00: Death
12:00-1:00: Lunch


Well done!

/Just don't go in that farking White House!
 
2012-10-23 11:54:16 PM  
the author built a beautiful strawman. then kicked it's ass!!

well done.
 
2012-10-23 11:56:45 PM  
You say that like we currently have that right. We don't. I've relayed this story before, but the first time I tried to visit my SO in the hospital, I was called every slur under the sun, threatened with arrest and thrown out of the building. In fact, this is a major part of why I don't believe in the half-assed cop-out that is "Civil unions."

/I usually don't care too much about the insults, but that one got me.
//They wouldn't even tell me whether she was going to survive or not.
///She did, thank everything.
 
2012-10-23 11:57:56 PM  
were farked no matter what.

start firing congressmen instead of biatching the prez progress will ensue.

firing congressmen/wimen by firing squad will greatly improve matters.
 
2012-10-23 11:58:01 PM  

dethmagnetic: One of Mitt Romney's possible first actions if he were elected president would be to eliminate hospital visitation rights for same-sex couples

...why? How does that help anyone, anywhere?


It helps God-fearing Americans sleep at night knowing that the subhumans don't live like the rest of us.
 
2012-10-24 12:00:09 AM  

colon_pow: the author built a beautiful strawman. then kicked it's ass!!

well done.


Your post - t would have been just as effective if you placed 13 ellipses in a row followed by "best part. forever!"
 
2012-10-24 12:00:15 AM  

coeyagi: And the Log Cabin Republicans support this douche.

It must be tough coming home each day and wondering if you want to watch LOGO or kill yourself.


The log cabin Republicans have been known to have a wide stance on the issue.
 
2012-10-24 12:01:03 AM  

Weaver95: Nadie_AZ: Huh. And the Log Cabin Republicans just endorsed him, saying he'll be too busy fixing the economy to legislate against their agenda.

lets hope the country isn't stupid enough to elect Romney. I think Obama's got this one in the bag but...ya just don't know till its over.


i203.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-24 12:01:31 AM  

ArkAngel: Eddie Adams from Torrance: Mitt's gonna have a busy first day...

8:00-Noon: Inauguration
Noon-12:15: Restrict civil rights for gay couples.
12:15 -12:30: Tax Cuts
12:30-1:15: Lunch
1:15-1:30 : Trade war with China
1:30-1:35: Repeal Obamacare
1:35-2:45: Approve Keystone Pipeline
2:45-3:00: Open all Federal lands for oil drilling.
3:00-4:30: Create 12 million new jobs
4:30-5:00: Tax Cuts
5:00-5:15: Call Ahmadinejad, ask if he has Prince Albert in the can.
5:15-5:30: "Reinstate" Work for Welfare requirements.
5:30-6:00: Meet with Democrat and Republican leaders in Congress
6:00-6:30: Bust Federal Unions
6:30-7:00: Issue executive orders reversing all of Obama's executive orders
7:00-8:00: Light Supper
8:00-8:30: Reinstate the Mexico City Policy
8:30-9:00: Secure borders and ask all illegals to self-deport.

9:00-10:00: Death
10:00-1100: Death
11:00-12:00: Death
12:00-1:00: Lunch


So when's the cake?
 
2012-10-24 12:02:17 AM  

Fluorescent Testicle: You say that like we currently have that right. We don't. I've relayed this story before, but the first time I tried to visit my SO in the hospital, I was called every slur under the sun, threatened with arrest and thrown out of the building. In fact, this is a major part of why I don't believe in the half-assed cop-out that is "Civil unions."

/I usually don't care too much about the insults, but that one got me.
//They wouldn't even tell me whether she was going to survive or not.
///She did, thank everything.



That's absolutely horrific and it's disgusting that you had to go through that.

When did it happen, if you don't mind my asking?
 
2012-10-24 12:03:20 AM  

Fluorescent Testicle: You say that like we currently have that right. We don't. I've relayed this story before, but the first time I tried to visit my SO in the hospital, I was called every slur under the sun, threatened with arrest and thrown out of the building. In fact, this is a major part of why I don't believe in the half-assed cop-out that is "Civil unions."

/I usually don't care too much about the insults, but that one got me.
//They wouldn't even tell me whether she was going to survive or not.
///She did, thank everything.


Can I ask where this happened? I could NEVER imagine that happening up here.
 
2012-10-24 12:03:29 AM  

Weaver95: Nadie_AZ:

In the bag? I'm skeptical. I cannot fathom how Obama went from 90+% chance to win reelection to 60% in less than a week. Especially when Romney hasn't said anything of note or of truth in any of the debates. What do people out there who don't have a lot of time to get educated on the matter think? I read interviews of many voters and think 'no way'.

it makes sense once you understand and accept the fact that the news organizations in this country are under no obligation to report factual information. they NEED this race to be close. that keeps people tuning into the race. more controversy == higher ratings == more money. so of course they're gonna lie and say everything is a tie. to them, it's just good marketing. that's all it is - just business. that's all.


The problem is that I think that media coverage in turn drives the polls.
 
2012-10-24 12:05:14 AM  

colon_pow: the author built a beautiful strawman. then kicked it's ass!!

well done.


Come on. You know you want this farking shiat to happen.
 
2012-10-24 12:05:25 AM  

themindiswatching: Do the Koch brothers support this?

/Romney's just going to rubber stamp what they push through Congress anyway.


Absolutely. It was something Scott Walker attempted to stop almost immediately after he was sworn into office.
 
2012-10-24 12:05:42 AM  

ArkAngel: Eddie Adams from Torrance: Mitt's gonna have a busy first day...

8:00-Noon: Inauguration
Noon-12:15: Restrict civil rights for gay couples.
12:15 -12:30: Tax Cuts
12:30-1:15: Lunch
1:15-1:30 : Trade war with China
1:30-1:35: Repeal Obamacare
1:35-2:45: Approve Keystone Pipeline
2:45-3:00: Open all Federal lands for oil drilling.
3:00-4:30: Create 12 million new jobs
4:30-5:00: Tax Cuts
5:00-5:15: Call Ahmadinejad, ask if he has Prince Albert in the can.
5:15-5:30: "Reinstate" Work for Welfare requirements.
5:30-6:00: Meet with Democrat and Republican leaders in Congress
6:00-6:30: Bust Federal Unions
6:30-7:00: Issue executive orders reversing all of Obama's executive orders
7:00-8:00: Light Supper
8:00-8:30: Reinstate the Mexico City Policy
8:30-9:00: Secure borders and ask all illegals to self-deport.

9:00-10:00: Death
10:00-1100: Death
11:00-12:00: Death
12:00-1:00: Lunch


No cake?
 
2012-10-24 12:07:33 AM  
FTFA:

Romney campaign adviser Bay Buchanan told Buzzfeed's Chris Geidner, "Governor Romney also believes, consistent with the 10th Amendment, that it should be left to states to decide whether to grant same-sex couples certain benefits, such as hospital visitation rights and the ability to adopt children."

If the article were written in the 1960s:

Romney campaign adviser Bay Buchanan told Buzzfeed's Chris Geidner, "Governor Romney also believes, consistent with the 10th Amendment, that it should be left to states to decide whether to grant same-sex interracial couples certain benefits, such as hospital visitation rights and the ability to adopt children."
 
2012-10-24 12:08:03 AM  
I wish bigotry was a capital offense.....
 
2012-10-24 12:08:45 AM  
Brick-House (farkied: Dumb as a brick): To all the libtards out there, here's a full moon to howell at.

[sciencebasedlife.files.wordpress.com image 320x320]

With all the BS that needs to be fixed, you really think he's going to spend a second on this. Libtard Logic -Yes, they are that stupid.


Here, folks, we have the Publican modus operandi:

* Crater the economy.
* Propose their goose-stepping Bible-thumping Gott-mit-uns agenda.
* Yell that the economy needs to be fixed when sane people object to their goose-stepping Bible-thumping Gott-mit-uns agenda.
 
2012-10-24 12:11:22 AM  
They will take the word of a random person on a cell phone, but not the person standing in front of them. Link

Well worth the ~10 minutes.
 
2012-10-24 12:12:15 AM  

Genevieve Marie: That's absolutely horrific and it's disgusting that you had to go through that. When did it happen, if you don't mind my asking?


organizmx: Can I ask where this happened? I could NEVER imagine that happening up here.


About two years ago, Texas (the most obviously expected answer in the history of questions, heh). I don't want to go into any more detail in case any of the hospital staff reads this, but thankyou both. :)
 
2012-10-24 12:12:43 AM  

whidbey: colon_pow: the author built a beautiful strawman. then kicked it's ass!!

well done.

Come on. You know you want this farking shiat to happen.


your homosexuality is none of my concern.
 
2012-10-24 12:14:16 AM  
the virulently anti-gay NOM

getfile1.posterous.com
 
2012-10-24 12:14:21 AM  

dethmagnetic: One of Mitt Romney's possible first actions if he were elected president would be to eliminate hospital visitation rights for same-sex couples

...why? How does that help anyone, anywhere?


When have Republicans ever helped anybody, anywhere? Excluding rich benefactors, of course. Even the people they claim to 'help' on social issues are taking it on the chin financially.

Seriously, what have Republicans ever done for the average American?

/not directed at you, Deth
//just venting
 
2012-10-24 12:17:57 AM  

colon_pow: whidbey: colon_pow: the author built a beautiful strawman. then kicked it's ass!!

well done.

Come on. You know you want this farking shiat to happen.

your homosexuality is none of my concern.


You really don't think this is going to happen?
 
2012-10-24 12:19:22 AM  
This is why my friend went to grad school in Canada (and took his partner with him). They're citizens soon. Don't blame them.

Next you'll be telling me that people oppose same sex couples adopting childrrn together, even children they've fostered together. Because life in the foster care system is better than having two mommies or daddies who both equally can claim to be your legal guardian as they jointly provide you a home.
 
2012-10-24 12:21:48 AM  
Wow, the one thing even most of the the anti-Gays don't usually see a problem with, and Romney has to suck up to NOM.

What

A

Douche.
 
2012-10-24 12:22:02 AM  
I greatly dislike Mitt, but anyone up in arms about this is a chicken-little style moron. The president has no ability to make a decree to this nature, and he loves money more than he loves the idea of becoming his own God. Porn is big money and so are abortions. He will NEVER touch these things.
 
2012-10-24 12:23:05 AM  
"Governor Romney also believes, consistent with the 10th Amendment, that it should be left to states to decide whether to grant same-sex couples certain benefits, such as hospital visitation rights and the ability to adopt children."

He may not be able to cut their balls off like the Nazis did, but he's going to make damn sure they don't have children.

Foster care will also be denied to homosexuals who want to take a child in.

Feel the love people. Feel the love.
 
2012-10-24 12:25:32 AM  

Nrokreffefp: I greatly dislike Mitt, but anyone up in arms about this is a chicken-little style moron. The president has no ability to make a decree to this nature, and he loves money more than he loves the idea of becoming his own God. Porn is big money and so are abortions. He will NEVER touch these things.


Um, you might want to Google "Republican party platform gay marriage" before you have a motivational poster made for you with those famous last words.
 
2012-10-24 12:26:41 AM  
Mitt Romney - "Well, yes. I'm going to want to see a marriage limited to a man and a woman. I don't want to see civil union either.:

Mitt Romney - " I'd far prefer having the representers people make that decision than justices. But I believe the issue of marriage should be decided at the federal level."

Mitt Romney - "As a result of our discussions and other interactions with gay and lesbian voters across the state, I am more convinced than ever before that as we seek to establish full equality for America's gay and lesbian citizens, I will provide more effective leadership than my opponent."
 
2012-10-24 12:27:38 AM  
may....possible...might

Your insecurity is showing.
 
2012-10-24 12:29:15 AM  

Soymilk: ArkAngel: Eddie Adams from Torrance: Mitt's gonna have a busy first day...

8:00-Noon: Inauguration
Noon-12:15: Restrict civil rights for gay couples.
12:15 -12:30: Tax Cuts
12:30-1:15: Lunch
1:15-1:30 : Trade war with China
1:30-1:35: Repeal Obamacare
1:35-2:45: Approve Keystone Pipeline
2:45-3:00: Open all Federal lands for oil drilling.
3:00-4:30: Create 12 million new jobs
4:30-5:00: Tax Cuts
5:00-5:15: Call Ahmadinejad, ask if he has Prince Albert in the can.
5:15-5:30: "Reinstate" Work for Welfare requirements.
5:30-6:00: Meet with Democrat and Republican leaders in Congress
6:00-6:30: Bust Federal Unions
6:30-7:00: Issue executive orders reversing all of Obama's executive orders
7:00-8:00: Light Supper
8:00-8:30: Reinstate the Mexico City Policy
8:30-9:00: Secure borders and ask all illegals to self-deport.

9:00-10:00: Death
10:00-1100: Death
11:00-12:00: Death
12:00-1:00: Lunch

No cake?


No cake, no raktajino, no method.
 
2012-10-24 12:30:27 AM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: When Romney wins, I guarantee this happens at never o'clock


Mostly because, y'know, the feds don't and in many ways can't micromanage hospital policy at that level.

The only leverage the feds have on hospital policy lies in setting the conditions required to allow an institution to accept medicare. Even beyond the impracticality of attaching such a large stick to such a nitpicking issue and being "the guy that got everyone to stop taking medicare", if Romney follows through on his voucher idea, no more leverage to begin with. Among other neato effects: no one is required to have emergency rooms anymore. That'll be fun.

//Summary: how about we just don't vote Romney then.
 
2012-10-24 12:31:14 AM  
If Romney is elected, gays won't be able to visit their loved ones in the hospital because of all the dead bodies of the uninsured piling up outside the emergency room.
 
2012-10-24 12:31:26 AM  
Obama's first job for his second term should be an immediate executive order making gay marriage legal in all states and territories and that no state shall, at anytime, interfere with this order.
 
2012-10-24 12:32:28 AM  

Brick-House: To all the libtards out there, here's a full moon to howell at.

[sciencebasedlife.files.wordpress.com image 320x320]

With all the BS that needs to be fixed, you really think he's going to spend a second on this. Libtard Logic -Yes, they are that stupid.


You're right. Romney's going to concentrate on the important stuff. Like killing Big Bird.

Actually, he'll defund PBS in order to kill programs like Frontline. It keeps making award-winning documentaries about corruption, fraud and other things near and dear to Romney's heart.

Another amazing documentary Romney and his neo-cons oppose is The Bombing of Germany, made by PBS in 2010. You see, Romney and his war-hawks don't want the American people to know there was a time when our military opposed the bombing of civilians. In the space of 6 years, the US military went from calling for a ban on all bombing of civilians to burning entire cities and their inhabitants, with conventional and atomic weapons. Shock and Awe would never have been allowed under our 1939 bombing doctrine. We can't have that kind of belief system if we are going to destroy Iran.

So that's why Romney will do the hard work of killing Big Bird. Because Romney doesn't want to admit he actually wants to kill truth, knowledge and wisdom. All three of which are troublesome to a oligarchy.
 
2012-10-24 12:33:07 AM  
No one really LIKES Romney. Democrats sure as hell don't care for him. Republicans only tolerate him because he is the only hope of unseating Obama, which is their only political goal.

Obama has been demonized like no other President before; birth certificate, secret Muslim, apology tour, socialist, communist, Marxist, where is his college transcripts, Taxed Enough Already, wants to destroy America, hates America's exceptional quality, YOU LIE...

Romney is not even relevant in this election, it is a referendum on Obama. That is the level to which the GOP has conned right wing America, they actually believe a creepy f*cking Mormon who cannot stick to an ideal other than lowering taxes on the rich is the better option.

Oh, and by the way, now Romney will also toss America backwards on gay rights. Historians will marvel that even in 2012 America remained on the wrong side of the issue.

But hey, at least we will have less Big Bird and more battleships!
 
2012-10-24 12:33:48 AM  

Nrokreffefp: I greatly dislike Mitt, but anyone up in arms about this is a chicken-little style moron. The president has no ability to make a decree to this nature, and he loves money more than he loves the idea of becoming his own God. Porn is big money and so are abortions. He will NEVER touch these things.


Did you even read the article?

FTFA: In April 2010, recognizing the extraordinary miscarriage of justice and horrifying stories of families being split apart when fathers, mothers, husbands and wives were barred from visiting one another in the hospital, Barack Obama signed an executive order mandating that any hospital that receives government funding (including Medicare and Medicaid) recognize the relationships between gays and lesbians.

The whole thing is just built on an executive order (presidential decree), so all Romney has to do is sign one reversing it.
 
2012-10-24 12:34:39 AM  
He's just telling people what they want to hear.
 
2012-10-24 12:34:49 AM  
Silly rapeblican and their obsession with who's screwing who
 
2012-10-24 12:38:49 AM  
Not like he has the gay vote right now anyway.
 
2012-10-24 12:39:05 AM  
Just got done watching the 3rd debate on Tivo (fromlast night).

Makes me glad again that I'm backing both Stein and Johnson in this race. The middle blows. The far right and far left are the "better middle" on a circle......for sure.
 
2012-10-24 12:41:06 AM  
I need a Romney supporter (or anyone that supports this sort of change) to explain to me how this does anything positive. There are gay people having sex right now and no matter how hard I try, I can never stop that from happening even if I outlawed that particular behavior in every country in the world. Gay people visiting at the hospital affects my life even less than that, but I'll bet it improves their lives quite a bit.
 
2012-10-24 12:42:49 AM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Mitt's gonna have a busy first day...

8:00-Noon: Inauguration
Noon-12:15: Restrict civil rights for gay couples.
12:15 -12:30: Tax Cuts
12:30-1:15: Lunch
1:15-1:30 : Trade war with China
1:30-1:35: Repeal Rename Obamacare "Romneycare"
1:35-2:45: Approve Keystone Pipeline
2:45-3:00: Open all Federal lands for oil drilling.
3:00-4:30: Create 12 million new jobs
4:30-5:00: Tax Cuts
5:00-5:15: Call Ahmadinejad, ask if he has Prince Albert in the can.
5:15-5:30: "Reinstate" Work for Welfare requirements.
5:30-6:00: Meet with Democrat and Republican leaders in Congress
6:00-6:30: Bust Federal Unions
6:30-7:00: Issue executive orders reversing all of Obama's executive orders
7:00-8:00: Light Supper
8:00-8:30: Reinstate the Mexico City Policy
8:30-9:00: Secure borders and ask all illegals to self-deport.


FTFY...
 
2012-10-24 12:43:54 AM  

Nadie_AZ: Huh. And the Log Cabin Republicans just endorsed him, saying he'll be too busy fixing the economy to legislate against their agenda.


Is that really what they said? Paraphrased, I'm sure, but I REALLY couldn't picture them being THAT stupid.
 
2012-10-24 12:44:59 AM  
I'm not sure if there are many real Romney supporters, just a lot of Obama detractors.
 
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