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2012-10-30 08:08:55 AM  
Yep, he'll fall right back in love with a federal agency that he wants to eliminate, and with a funding mechanism that he called "immoral". That's Quantum Romney for you.
 
182
2012-10-30 08:11:38 AM  
how can people vote for that pos? and i say that as a republican.

/duh, we voted for W., twice.
 
2012-10-30 08:19:16 AM  
Just saw Chris Christie on Morning Joe praising Obama... going out of his way to say more than he needed to, actually.
 
2012-10-30 08:19:43 AM  

182: how can people vote for that pos? and i say that as a republican.

/duh, we voted for W., twice.


He's white.
 
2012-10-30 08:21:00 AM  

skinnycatullus: Just saw Chris Christie on Morning Joe praising Obama... going out of his way to say more than he needed to, actually.


About 20% of the FEMA effort will be proving food to Christie to reduce the daily calorie shortfall that's sure to happen.
 
2012-10-30 08:27:17 AM  

skinnycatullus: Just saw Chris Christie on Morning Joe praising Obama... going out of his way to say more than he needed to, actually.


Today Show, too. It was bizarre.
 
2012-10-30 08:30:24 AM  
Seriously, who is surprised? Romney keeps running the total bull shiat Jeep ads, the truth isn't a factor in his campaign. It's just a hurdle.
 
2012-10-30 08:33:24 AM  

182: how can people vote for that pos? and i say that as a republican.


Honey, can't you see? He's not a ni66er.

"Obama's birthplace, his paternity, his religion, his academic attainments, his citizenship and his loyalty to the country have all been called into question by [Republicans] who feel no moral qualms about spreading fabrications and untruths."

Link
 
2012-10-30 08:37:49 AM  

skinnycatullus: Just saw Chris Christie on Morning Joe praising Obama... going out of his way to say more than he needed to, actually.


He doesn't want to have to wait until 2020 to run for president.
 
2012-10-30 08:54:35 AM  
 
2012-10-30 09:38:29 AM  
"severe love"
 
2012-10-30 09:39:08 AM  
Everyone whose home is in Sandy's path should just go to their second home and wait it out.
 
2012-10-30 09:39:16 AM  
and suddenly everyone now defends FEMA. Where was the satisfaction with this agency a few years ago?
 
2012-10-30 09:39:45 AM  
Will Romney have the guts to go to the affected areas and tell the people being served by FEMA that he thinks the aid is immoral and if he was President he would ensure that the afflicted states be left wholly on their own?
 
2012-10-30 09:40:42 AM  
I just want the subway working again, feels like I'm in Escape from NY.
 
2012-10-30 09:41:10 AM  

Dogberry: skinnycatullus: Just saw Chris Christie on Morning Joe praising Obama... going out of his way to say more than he needed to, actually.

Today Show, too. It was bizarre.


Really bizarre - he was on Fox and Friends praising Obama.
 
2012-10-30 09:41:33 AM  

violetvolume: "severe love"


Is that a 'big love' joke subby made?
 
2012-10-30 09:42:10 AM  

doubled99: and suddenly everyone now defends FEMA. Where was the satisfaction with this agency a few years ago?


Brownie did a heckova job, didn't he?
 
2012-10-30 09:42:39 AM  

doubled99: and suddenly everyone now defends FEMA. Where was the satisfaction with this agency a few years ago?


FEMA has pretty much always gotten high marks with people, except for 2005, when the Horse Whisperer was put in charge.
 
2012-10-30 09:43:02 AM  

Dogberry: skinnycatullus: Just saw Chris Christie on Morning Joe praising Obama... going out of his way to say more than he needed to, actually.

Today Show, too. It was bizarre.


I saw it as well. I was expecting an entirely different sort of response to that question; Instead, it was actually classy. Mind BLOWN.
 
2012-10-30 09:43:06 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Yep, he'll fall right back in love with a federal agency that he wants to eliminate, and with a funding mechanism that he called "immoral". That's Quantum Romney for you.


Quantum Romney is about the most funny and accurate description I've yet heard.

You can't say if his chances are dead or alive until you look in the ballot box. Until then, he can exist simultaneously in two states, namely Ohio and Pennsylvania.
 
2012-10-30 09:43:30 AM  

doubled99: and suddenly everyone now defends FEMA. Where was the satisfaction with this agency a few years ago?


You mean when the Horse Whisperer was running it?
 
2012-10-30 09:43:47 AM  

Dogberry: skinnycatullus: Just saw Chris Christie on Morning Joe praising Obama... going out of his way to say more than he needed to, actually.

Today Show, too. It was bizarre.


Perhaps Taft II can see which way the wind is blowing?
 
2012-10-30 09:43:59 AM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Will Romney have the guts to go to the affected areas and tell the people being served by FEMA that he thinks the aid is immoral and if he was President he would ensure that the afflicted states be left wholly on their own?


Brevity.

no
 
2012-10-30 09:45:10 AM  

doubled99: and suddenly everyone now defends FEMA. Where was the satisfaction with this agency a few years ago?


You're doing a hell of a job, Brownie.
 
2012-10-30 09:46:03 AM  

mesmer242: Dogberry: skinnycatullus: Just saw Chris Christie on Morning Joe praising Obama... going out of his way to say more than he needed to, actually.

Today Show, too. It was bizarre.

I saw it as well. I was expecting an entirely different sort of response to that question; Instead, it was actually classy. Mind BLOWN.


Well, he does want Obama's job, and his lunch.
 
2012-10-30 09:46:33 AM  

mesmer242: Dogberry: skinnycatullus: Just saw Chris Christie on Morning Joe praising Obama... going out of his way to say more than he needed to, actually.

Today Show, too. It was bizarre.

I saw it as well. I was expecting an entirely different sort of response to that question; Instead, it was actually classy. Mind BLOWN.


Good for him. We shouldn't politicize natural disasters...at ALL. (Except perhaps to recognize that climate change is indeed a threat to our planet - I think this storm is an anomaly more than caused by climate change.)
 
2012-10-30 09:46:54 AM  

Valiente: Dogberry: skinnycatullus: Just saw Chris Christie on Morning Joe praising Obama... going out of his way to say more than he needed to, actually.

Today Show, too. It was bizarre.

Perhaps Taft II can see which way the wind is blowing?


Between his political ambitions and his weight problem, Chris Christie may realize that 2016 is his best shot at winning the presidency. After all, he may not survive until 2020.
 
2012-10-30 09:47:10 AM  

skinnycatullus: Just saw Chris Christie on Morning Joe praising Obama... going out of his way to say more than he needed to, actually.


That was real? I blamed my lack of coffee...

He let the mayor of AC have it though. You know, the imminently qualified casino dealer/pitt boss. That city deserved to be thrown into the ocean. *ducks*
 
2012-10-30 09:47:20 AM  

bdub77: mesmer242: Dogberry: skinnycatullus: Just saw Chris Christie on Morning Joe praising Obama... going out of his way to say more than he needed to, actually.

Today Show, too. It was bizarre.

I saw it as well. I was expecting an entirely different sort of response to that question; Instead, it was actually classy. Mind BLOWN.

Good for him. We shouldn't politicize natural disasters...at ALL. (Except perhaps to recognize that climate change is indeed a threat to our planet - I think this storm is an anomaly more than caused by climate change.)


Of course we should also realize that Chris Christie wants to run for president in four years, not eight :)
 
2012-10-30 09:47:31 AM  

skinnycatullus: Just saw Chris Christie on Morning Joe praising Obama... going out of his way to say more than he needed to, actually.


It could be that he thinks Obama's doing a good job, it could be he doesn't like Romney, it could be he's an (R) governor in a (D) state or it could be he would rather not have an incumbent Romney in 2016.
 
2012-10-30 09:48:25 AM  
Once again Romney's rhetoric is proven to be incompatible with reality and he must flip-flop. You don't get do-overs as President, Mr. Romney.
 
2012-10-30 09:48:40 AM  

Decillion: mesmer242: Dogberry: skinnycatullus: Just saw Chris Christie on Morning Joe praising Obama... going out of his way to say more than he needed to, actually.

Today Show, too. It was bizarre.

I saw it as well. I was expecting an entirely different sort of response to that question; Instead, it was actually classy. Mind BLOWN.

Well, he does want Obama's job, and his lunch.


Dude, even I want Obama's lunch. Can you imagine how good the White House chefs must be?
 
2012-10-30 09:48:40 AM  
FTFA "'I think the losses will be almost incalculable,' New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says"

Fark you Christie. You waited until the last possible second to declare an emergency, all for political points.

Fark you and fark you hard Meatloaf
 
2012-10-30 09:49:07 AM  

mesmer242: Dogberry: skinnycatullus: Just saw Chris Christie on Morning Joe praising Obama... going out of his way to say more than he needed to, actually.

Today Show, too. It was bizarre.

I saw it as well. I was expecting an entirely different sort of response to that question; Instead, it was actually classy. Mind BLOWN.


Don't be fooled. All things considered, Christie is still an asshole.
 
2012-10-30 09:49:20 AM  

potmetal: Philip Francis Queeg: Will Romney have the guts to go to the affected areas and tell the people being served by FEMA that he thinks the aid is immoral and if he was President he would ensure that the afflicted states be left wholly on their own?

Brevity.

no


Beat me to that exact thing.
 
2012-10-30 09:50:19 AM  

Citrate1007: Once again Romney's rhetoric is proven to be incompatible with reality and he must flip-flop. You don't get do-overs as President, Mr. Romney.


I've always said, if you don't like Romney's stance on any given issue, just wait 15 minutes...

However, I wish I had his problems:
i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-10-30 09:50:21 AM  

ranak: FTFA "'I think the losses will be almost incalculable,' New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says"



yeah, his favorite hoagie shop si closed today.
fatassed politician
some stereotypes are true.

Like a flipflop in a hurricaine
 
2012-10-30 09:50:27 AM  
I follow a guy named Matt Romney on FB and he is pretty funny in his efforts playing Mitt's odd cousin. He plays at defending Mitt in his most unemotional moments (dogs on cars/binders full of women) and makes it pretty funny. During the debate when Mitt said something about American Strength he posted something like "When Mitt said American Strentgh he wase imagineing strangling a homeless person." It's hard for me not to think of that when any mention of Mitt in some humanitarian effort is made.
 
2012-10-30 09:50:48 AM  
Romney never said he wanted to eliminate FEMA
 
2012-10-30 09:51:27 AM  

ranak: FTFA "'I think the losses will be almost incalculable,' New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says"

Fark you Christie. You waited until the last possible second to declare an emergency, all for political points.

Fark you and fark you hard Meatloaf


Oddly enough, Meat Loaf would be a perfect choice to play Chris Christie whenever the Game Change folks get around to doing a movie about this election.
 
2012-10-30 09:52:03 AM  
The liberal belief that only the federal government can prepare for disaster is hilarious. They can't even utilize the national guard.
 
2012-10-30 09:52:08 AM  

182: how can people vote for that pos? and i say that as a republican.

/duh, we voted for W., twice.


They typical GOP voters...

#1 Greed trumps people's morals
#2 Bigots feel they can legislate their morals/hate onto others
#3 Racists love that he is white
#4 Willfully ignorant hate all incumbants
 
2012-10-30 09:53:16 AM  

Hang On Voltaire: Romney never said he wanted to eliminate FEMA


Romney saying he wants to privatize FEMA.

I know, outright lying hasn't stopped him on any other issue, now that he's the champion of auto bailouts, a huge supporter of many of the parts of Obamacare, and all the rest.
 
2012-10-30 09:53:28 AM  

Citrate1007: Once again Romney's rhetoric is proven to be incompatible with reality and he must flip-flop. You don't get do-overs as President, Mr. Romney.


Obama is asking for one.
 
2012-10-30 09:53:57 AM  
Mitt Romney is absolutely right. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is a complete failure and a huge waste of money. We need to elect him so that he can eliminate it and replace it with.... um.... the Nation Disaster Response Agency. Yeah, that's it! He'll create the NDRA, which will respond will federal resources to localized disasters! It'll be completely different than FEMA! Look, the name is different and everything! Then we will repeal Obamacare and replace it with Romneycare, which will be much better. Yeah, okay, so it will be exactly the same, but if WE do it, it will be farking AWESOME! Those stupid Dims can't do anything right. We just need to undo everything they've ever done and then replace those things with Republican "alternatives". Then they will all work perfectly, won't cost any money and we can all live out our lives happily ever after in a paradise of Republican making. It's going to be awesome!
 
2012-10-30 09:54:04 AM  

MyRandomName: The liberal belief that only the federal government can prepare for disaster is hilarious. They can't even utilize the national guard.


Who else would you rather prepare for and repair a disaster? Your local church? How about your mom?
 
2012-10-30 09:55:51 AM  

MyRandomName: The liberal belief that only the federal government can prepare for disaster is hilarious. They can't even utilize the national guard.


No, that would be the governors that order to send in the guard. It's also the governors that have their hands out for that federal money. (See Perry, Rick 2011, and Christie, Chris Today)

It's incredible how that works.
 
2012-10-30 09:55:58 AM  

Hang On Voltaire: Romney never said he wanted to eliminate FEMA


Shaddup.
 
2012-10-30 09:58:50 AM  

MyRandomName: Citrate1007: Once again Romney's rhetoric is proven to be incompatible with reality and he must flip-flop. You don't get do-overs as President, Mr. Romney.

Obama is asking for one.


To be fair, he has been serving with the biggest collection of do-nothing-but-straight-party-line-argumentative derps in Congress I've ever seen...

e.g.

lh4.googleusercontent.com
 
2012-10-30 09:58:58 AM  
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-10-30 09:59:00 AM  
So Romney's opinion is literally shifting with the way the wind blows. Amazing.
 
2012-10-30 09:59:18 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Yep, he'll fall right back in love with a federal agency that he wants to eliminate, and with a funding mechanism that he called "immoral". That's Quantum Romney for you.


We are actually going there today of all days? Really?

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-30 09:59:47 AM  

Hang On Voltaire: Romney never said he wanted to eliminate FEMA


Video of Romney saying he wants to eliminate FEMA
 
2012-10-30 09:59:56 AM  
Hey Mitt, FARK YOU YOU IGNORANT PIECE OF TRASH~!

/new yorker
//still standing
///wants to kick Romney's ass
////even if it means going to jail for life
 
2012-10-30 10:00:21 AM  

MyRandomName: The liberal belief that only the federal government can prepare for disaster is hilarious. They can't even utilize the national guard.


The Republican belief that privatizing an emergency response agency will make it better, is even more hilarious.
 
2012-10-30 10:00:39 AM  
 
2012-10-30 10:01:52 AM  

bdub77: Good for him. We shouldn't politicize natural disasters...at ALL. (Except perhaps to recognize that climate change is indeed a threat to our planet - I think this storm is an anomaly more than caused by climate change.)


In an election year in which AGW has hardly been discussed, when a major and highly aberrant hurricane which was certainly precipitated and exacerbated by AGW in the first place, when one candidate has gone out of his way to mock and deny AGW while vowing to cut FEMA, I say it's fair farking game.
 
2012-10-30 10:01:55 AM  

MyRandomName: The liberal belief that only the federal government can prepare for disaster is hilarious. They can't even utilize the national guard.


Do you ever get the feeling this gut is playing some kind of warped Mad-Libs"?

Check it out:
"The____________belief that only the ____________ can prepare for ---------------is hilarious.
They can't even -------------- the ------------ -----------------."

It's equally mindless no matter what words you plug in to it.
 
2012-10-30 10:02:29 AM  

MyRandomName: The liberal belief that only the federal government can prepare for disaster is hilarious. They can't even utilize the national guard.


Congrats, you just got ignored

*plonk*
 
2012-10-30 10:03:29 AM  
It's never too soon to politicize a natural disaster.
 
2012-10-30 10:06:05 AM  

hdhale: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Yep, he'll fall right back in love with a federal agency that he wants to eliminate, and with a funding mechanism that he called "immoral". That's Quantum Romney for you.

We are actually going there today of all days? Really?

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 380x268]


Why not? I know it's against the GOP's rule that says people aren't supposed to discuss anything Romney says or does, but this week will show people A.What FEMA actually does, and B.That Little Lord Mittleroy, as usual, has no idea what the fark he's talking about.

We don't need another guy that will put his dressage instructor in charge of disaster management.
 
2012-10-30 10:06:17 AM  
Mrs.Sharpier: "truth isn't a factor in his campaign. It's just a hurdle."

It isn't even that.
Reality is but a fact-jambalaya from which they cherry-pick truthy-sounding decoration for old prejudices.
 
2012-10-30 10:06:20 AM  

Cletus C.: It's never too soon to politicize a natural disaster.


Thank Romney for that! Sucks to you to be standing in quicksand.
 
2012-10-30 10:06:45 AM  

Cletus C.: It's never too soon to politicize a natural disaster.


I'm surprised Romney wasn't on Fox last night blaming it all on Obama.
 
2012-10-30 10:08:25 AM  

bwilson27: Cletus C.: It's never too soon to politicize a natural disaster.

I'm surprised Romney wasn't on Fox last night blaming it all on Obama.


Hurricane relief and cleanup will create jobs. I'm surprised Romney wasn't on Fox claiming to be the hurricane.
 
2012-10-30 10:08:28 AM  

bwilson27: Cletus C.: It's never too soon to politicize a natural disaster.

I'm surprised Romney wasn't on Fox last night blaming it all on Obama.


Everytime Cletus comes up, I imagine his profile pic to be this:

www.goldlabel.com
 
2012-10-30 10:12:30 AM  

Delay: 182: how can people vote for that pos? and i say that as a republican.

Honey, can't you see? He's not a ni66er.


And this is why the Democratic Party is intellectually bankrupt.
 
2012-10-30 10:12:36 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Yep, he'll fall right back in love with a federal agency that he wants to eliminate, and with a funding mechanism that he called "immoral". That's Quantum Romney for you.


i1125.photobucket.com 

/It's funny because it's true.
 
2012-10-30 10:14:02 AM  

stoli n coke: MyRandomName: The liberal belief that only the federal government can prepare for disaster is hilarious. They can't even utilize the national guard.

No, that would be the governors that order to send in the guard. It's also the governors that have their hands out for that federal money. (See Perry, Rick 2011, and Christie, Chris Today)

It's incredible how that works.


The President can mobilize the National Guard in the event of a national emergency.

\Was mobilized under the National Defense Act in the mid 90s for floods in my state.
 
2012-10-30 10:14:14 AM  

Mouser: Delay: 182: how can people vote for that pos? and i say that as a republican.

Honey, can't you see? He's not a ni66er.

And this is why the Democratic Party is intellectually bankrupt.


Because we're forced to live in the same world as the mouthbreathers?
 
2012-10-30 10:14:37 AM  
www.willisms.com
 
2012-10-30 10:16:20 AM  

Mouser: Delay: 182: how can people vote for that pos? and i say that as a republican.

Honey, can't you see? He's not a ni66er.

And this is why the Democratic Party is intellectually bankrupt.


www.reactionface.info
 
2012-10-30 10:16:44 AM  

freetomato: stoli n coke: MyRandomName: The liberal belief that only the federal government can prepare for disaster is hilarious. They can't even utilize the national guard.

No, that would be the governors that order to send in the guard. It's also the governors that have their hands out for that federal money. (See Perry, Rick 2011, and Christie, Chris Today)

It's incredible how that works.

The President can mobilize the National Guard in the event of a national emergency.

\Was mobilized under the National Defense Act in the mid 90s for floods in my state.


If I may qualify that, I believe the Governor requested that it be a federal call up as we had NG troops from other states.
 
Bf+
2012-10-30 10:17:24 AM  

EZ Writer: MyRandomName: Citrate1007: Once again Romney's rhetoric is proven to be incompatible with reality and he must flip-flop. You don't get do-overs as President, Mr. Romney.

Obama is asking for one.

To be fair, he has been serving with the biggest collection of do-nothing-but-straight-party-line-argumentative derps in Congress I've ever seen...

e.g.

[lh4.googleusercontent.com image 512x400]



Conservative humor, everyone!
 
2012-10-30 10:21:53 AM  

Chinchillazilla: Everyone whose home is in Sandy's path should just go to their second home and wait it out.


If big government was out of the way, everyone could afford a second home.
 
2012-10-30 10:22:48 AM  
Do they have government trading cards now for some of you fanboys?
 
2012-10-30 10:23:20 AM  

skinnycatullus: Just saw Chris Christie on Morning Joe praising Obama... going out of his way to say more than he needed to, actually.


Christie strikes me as the type of guy who is a rational politician and sees the opposing party as people with whom he doesn't necessarily agree but whose opinions he respects. The only reason he didn't run for president is that he didn't want to get into the derpfest of appealing to the republican 'base' to eventually lose to Obama while disconnecting himself from his own constituents. He basically just set himself up to run (and win) in 2016. I'm ok with this.
 
2012-10-30 10:24:15 AM  

RussianPooper: Chinchillazilla: Everyone whose home is in Sandy's path should just go to their second home and wait it out.

If big government was out of the way, everyone could afford a second home.


If big government was out of the way, you would be sending this in a letter rather than the internet.
 
2012-10-30 10:26:20 AM  

Rwa2play: bwilson27: Cletus C.: It's never too soon to politicize a natural disaster.

I'm surprised Romney wasn't on Fox last night blaming it all on Obama.

Everytime Cletus comes up, I imagine his profile pic to be this:

[www.goldlabel.com image 150x150]

Hey Mitt, FARK YOU YOU IGNORANT PIECE OF TRASH~!

/new yorker
//still standing
///wants to kick Romney's ass
////even if it means going to jail for life


My image of you isn't quite so generous.
 
2012-10-30 10:27:10 AM  

Hang On Voltaire: Romney never said he wanted to eliminate FEMA


Hey look, it's a Romney campaign worker.
 
2012-10-30 10:27:50 AM  

bwilson27: RussianPooper: Chinchillazilla: Everyone whose home is in Sandy's path should just go to their second home and wait it out.

If big government was out of the way, everyone could afford a second home.

If big government was out of the way, you would be sending this in a letter rather than the internet.


If big government was out of the way, you'd have to hand-deliver that letter.
 
2012-10-30 10:28:20 AM  

balki1867: skinnycatullus: Just saw Chris Christie on Morning Joe praising Obama... going out of his way to say more than he needed to, actually.

Christie strikes me as the type of guy who is a rational politician and sees the opposing party as people with whom he doesn't necessarily agree but whose opinions he respects. The only reason he didn't run for president is that he didn't want to get into the derpfest of appealing to the republican 'base' to eventually lose to Obama while disconnecting himself from his own constituents. He basically just set himself up to run (and win) in 2016. I'm ok with this.


Ask gay New Jerseyites how they feel about Chris Christie's respectful disagreement: Link 
 
2012-10-30 10:28:24 AM  

balki1867: Christie strikes me as the type of guy who is a rational politician and sees the opposing party as people with whom he doesn't necessarily agree but whose opinions he respects. The only reason he didn't run for president is that he didn't want to get into the derpfest of appealing to the republican 'base' to eventually lose to Obama while disconnecting himself from his own constituents. He basically just set himself up to run (and win) in 2016. I'm ok with this.


Christie has his own policy and ethics issues running back from when he was attorney general, and I can't say I agree with everything he's said and done, but on the other hand his response to the disaster has been very good.
 
2012-10-30 10:28:42 AM  

bwilson27: RussianPooper: Chinchillazilla: Everyone whose home is in Sandy's path should just go to their second home and wait it out.

If big government was out of the way, everyone could afford a second home.

If big government was out of the way, you would be sending this in a letter rather than the internet.


How could I send it in a letter if the postal service didn't exist? I guess I could Fedex it, but that's crazy talk.

BTW, we had forums before widespread use of the internet, we just had to dial directly into them.
 
2012-10-30 10:30:06 AM  
Delay:Honey, can't you see? He's not a ni66er.

Is that really all the left has left to offer now? As someone who doesn't support any lying slimbag candidate, regardless of party affiliation, I honestly think that the left should be able to conjure up a better argument than that. Talk about issues. Address the cries of "soshulizzm". Lay out concise plans as to how your side wants to make things better.

But please, enough already. Every right-winger is not some frothing racist. I know people that are bigots, and they cross the political spectrum. I know liberals who don't like gays. I know conservatives who support gay marriage. I know democrats who don't care for blacks and republican black guys. Reality is not what FOX or MSNBC tells you. This one size fits all "rassssisssssmmm!" rallying cry has really worn out its welcome.
 
2012-10-30 10:30:37 AM  
"If it's a legitimate hurricane, cities have a way of shutting that whole thing down." -Todd Akin
 
2012-10-30 10:30:59 AM  
It is irritatingly windy in Chicago this morning. Send help.
 
2012-10-30 10:31:50 AM  
And then Romney flip flops within the hour

/Limbaugh will then biatch how whatever was done want enough
//waiting for the GOP shatstorm
 
2012-10-30 10:34:37 AM  

Hunter_S_Thompson: Delay:Honey, can't you see? He's not a ni66er.

Is that really all the left has left to offer now? As someone who doesn't support any lying slimbag candidate, regardless of party affiliation, I honestly think that the left should be able to conjure up a better argument than that. Talk about issues. Address the cries of "soshulizzm". Lay out concise plans as to how your side wants to make things better.

But please, enough already. Every right-winger is not some frothing racist. I know people that are bigots, and they cross the political spectrum. I know liberals who don't like gays. I know conservatives who support gay marriage. I know democrats who don't care for blacks and republican black guys. Reality is not what FOX or MSNBC tells you. This one size fits all "rassssisssssmmm!" rallying cry has really worn out its welcome.


You know LOTS of people, don't you, asshole?
 
2012-10-30 10:35:22 AM  
I am so ready for this election to be over.
 
2012-10-30 10:35:55 AM  

Hunter_S_Thompson: Delay:Honey, can't you see? He's not a ni66er.

Is that really all the left has left to offer now? As someone who doesn't support any lying slimbag candidate, regardless of party affiliation, I honestly think that the left should be able to conjure up a better argument than that. Talk about issues. Address the cries of "soshulizzm". Lay out concise plans as to how your side wants to make things better.

But please, enough already. Every right-winger is not some frothing racist. I know people that are bigots, and they cross the political spectrum. I know liberals who don't like gays. I know conservatives who support gay marriage. I know democrats who don't care for blacks and republican black guys. Reality is not what FOX or MSNBC tells you. This one size fits all "rassssisssssmmm!" rallying cry has really worn out its welcome.


i.huffpost.com

I know, right? I mean, the guy wore this T-shirt to a Romney rally, but that was months ago, people. Months. Baseball season was still going on, man. It's ancient history. Racism is so over.

But we get it. Both sides bad, vote Republican, or for the Republican who lost in the primary and calls himself a libertarian now.
 
2012-10-30 10:36:05 AM  

Hunter_S_Thompson: Delay:Honey, can't you see? He's not a ni66er.

Is that really all the left has left to offer now? As someone who doesn't support any lying slimbag candidate, regardless of party affiliation, I honestly think that the left should be able to conjure up a better argument than that. Talk about issues. Address the cries of "soshulizzm". Lay out concise plans as to how your side wants to make things better.

But please, enough already. Every right-winger is not some frothing racist. I know people that are bigots, and they cross the political spectrum. I know liberals who don't like gays. I know conservatives who support gay marriage. I know democrats who don't care for blacks and republican black guys. Reality is not what FOX or MSNBC tells you. This one size fits all "rassssisssssmmm!" rallying cry has really worn out its welcome.


I doubt anyone would be accusing a white president of being a Muslim born in Kenya.
 
2012-10-30 10:36:12 AM  

Chinchillazilla: Everyone whose home is in Sandy's path should just go to their second home and wait it out.


Or to be even safer, maybe their third or fourth home, if they can remember where all their homes are and how many they have.
 
2012-10-30 10:37:21 AM  

MyRandomName: The liberal belief that only the federal government can prepare for disaster is hilarious. They can't even utilize the national guard.


That was a really stupid comment. FEMA and the National Guard are both parts of the federal government. You could just as easily complain that the National Guard can't utilize FEMA, and it would be just as silly. WTF?
 
2012-10-30 10:37:26 AM  

HeartBurnKid: Hang On Voltaire: Romney never said he wanted to eliminate FEMA

Hey look, it's a Romney campaign worker.


So he said it's immoral that it exists but he won't do anything about it?

Who can trust such a man.
 
2012-10-30 10:37:29 AM  

Hunter_S_Thompson: But please, enough already. Every right-winger is not some frothing racist...


When the right wing stops playing the "one bad apple spoils the whole batch" shtick with any demographic that isn't the straight, white, Christian male, or at the very least heeds its own advice for everyone but straight, white, Christian males and cleans up its own house, the rest of us might stop giving them doses of their own medicine.
 
Bf+
2012-10-30 10:38:53 AM  

Cupajo: "If it's a legitimate hurricane, cities have a way of shutting that whole thing down." -Todd Akin


That is brilliant.
 
2012-10-30 10:41:41 AM  

Cythraul: Ask gay New Jerseyites how they feel about Chris Christie's respectful disagreement: Link


that bosnian sniper: Christie has his own policy and ethics issues running back from when he was attorney general, and I can't say I agree with everything he's said and done, but on the other hand his response to the disaster has been very good.


That's a shame. I want to like the guy (mostly because I really wish there was a conservative candidate that didn't bow to this country's whackos), but I appreciate the info.

I'm hoping the gay marriage thing was just his inability to take a political stand (much like Obama's "evolving" views when he'd clearly been pro marriage equality since 2004 based on his public statements), but the whole issue is so over at this point I hope he corrects his course.
 
2012-10-30 10:42:32 AM  

MyRandomName: The liberal belief that only the federal government can prepare for disaster is hilarious. They can't even utilize the national guard.


Chris Christie and New Jersey are doing swimmingly.
 
2012-10-30 10:44:21 AM  
Republicans:

Your candidate went from this: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/30/opinion/a-big-storm-requires-big-gov ernment.html?_r=0

To this: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/romney-abolish-fema-campaign-says-n o-202301419--election.html

By this afternoon, he will be well prepared to let FEMA shiat on his face for a handful of votes.

Why do you allow him to do this? How stable do you think it makes him on the "core issues"?
 
2012-10-30 10:44:31 AM  

Zapruder: MyRandomName: The liberal belief that only the federal government can prepare for disaster is hilarious. They can't even utilize the national guard.

Chris Christie and New Jersey are doing swimmingly.


Snert.
 
2012-10-30 10:44:49 AM  
This is why its good to be a federal republic, and not a quasi-confederacy as many on the right seem to want.

This storm directly effected at least 15 states. Imagine instead of a coordinated effort, states had no top down way to organize relief and were competing with each other for resources.

Now imagine that this developed into a category 3 or higher hurricane, and an interstate evacuation effort was required throughout the northeast corridor 2 days before landfall... but with each state directing its own management of the evacuation. This is what republicans want.

When republicans call for abolishing organizations like FEMA, they are being children.
 
2012-10-30 10:45:50 AM  

someonelse: MyRandomName: The liberal belief that only the federal government can prepare for disaster is hilarious. They can't even utilize the national guard.

That was a really stupid comment. FEMA and the National Guard are both parts of the federal government. You could just as easily complain that the National Guard can't utilize FEMA, and it would be just as silly. WTF?


I think that may have been the joke?
 
2012-10-30 10:45:58 AM  

Bf+: EZ Writer: MyRandomName: Citrate1007: Once again Romney's rhetoric is proven to be incompatible with reality and he must flip-flop. You don't get do-overs as President, Mr. Romney.

Obama is asking for one.

To be fair, he has been serving with the biggest collection of do-nothing-but-straight-party-line-argumentative derps in Congress I've ever seen...

e.g.

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Conservative humor, everyone!



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2012-10-30 10:45:58 AM  

182: how can people vote for that pos? and i say that as a republican.

/duh, we voted for W., twice.


Yep, but W was at least consistent, sure he was bad for the economy, and a war mongering asshat who thought the constitutions was "Just a piece of paper.", but at least he was consistent. Who the fark knows what quantum Romney is going to do once in office.
 
2012-10-30 10:47:33 AM  

EZ Writer:


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You're not very bright, are you?
 
2012-10-30 10:48:16 AM  
Romney to announce his severe love for FEMA and federal disaster aid by noon today

Governor Christie beat him to it. Effusive praise for Obama and FEMA.
 
2012-10-30 10:48:38 AM  

MyRandomName: The liberal belief that only the federal government can prepare for disaster is hilarious. They can't even utilize the national guard.


Your honor, I rest my case.
 
2012-10-30 10:49:59 AM  
By the way, Romney has canceled all of his event. He is, however, holding a "Storm Relief Event" in the same place at the same time as a scheduled campaign rally.
 
2012-10-30 10:50:04 AM  

Hunter_S_Thompson: Delay:Honey, can't you see? He's not a ni66er.

Is that really all the left has left to offer now? As someone who doesn't support any lying slimbag candidate, regardless of party affiliation, I honestly think that the left should be able to conjure up a better argument than that. Talk about issues. Address the cries of "soshulizzm". Lay out concise plans as to how your side wants to make things better.


The cries of "socialism," the unprecedented obstructionism, the dedication to stall America's recovery if it makes the President looks bad. That is all inspired by one thing, you know. You think Clinton--or even Carter--would be forced to be twice as good with half as much?

What do liberals want to do to make things better? Well we can start by letting the elected President do his job, unencumbered by the type of Congress that would write its own bill and the filibuster it just so they can moan to desperate uneducated people that the President is "too divisive" and "making things worse."

Hunter_S_Thompson: But please, enough already. Every right-winger is not some frothing racist.


Enough are to make a difference this year.

I know people that are bigots, and they cross the political spectrum. I know liberals who don't like gays. I know conservatives who support gay marriage. I know democrats who don't care for blacks and republican black guys. Reality is not what FOX or MSNBC tells you. This one size fits all "rassssisssssmmm!" rallying cry has really worn out its welcome.

You seem like a reasonable person, so with all due respect: get your head out of the sand. All the false equivalence in the world won't change the fact that the right is currently riding a wave of low-information support from people who believe Obama is a Kenyan Muslim who has been too lazy throwing hip-hop BBQ's to be the President. It's been a narrative cultivated for four years and wouldn't have a hope in hell of working if Obama were white. And it's resulted in an election that any honest person would tell you is closer than it should be.

But a liberal in San Francisco used the word "fag" once so it's a wash.
 
2012-10-30 10:50:11 AM  

doubled99: and suddenly everyone now defends FEMA. Where was the satisfaction with this agency a few years ago?


What when the tornado wiped out Joplin or hurricane Ike? Both of disasters FEMA did a competent job with. FEMA when it is headed up by competent people is a good agency, when it is headed up by incompetent political appointees is a cluster fark.
 
2012-10-30 10:50:16 AM  

Billy Bathsalt: someonelse: MyRandomName: The liberal belief that only the federal government can prepare for disaster is hilarious. They can't even utilize the national guard.

That was a really stupid comment. FEMA and the National Guard are both parts of the federal government. You could just as easily complain that the National Guard can't utilize FEMA, and it would be just as silly. WTF?

I think that may have been the joke?


Oh crap. I need to recalibrate my meters.
 
2012-10-30 10:50:39 AM  

bwilson27: EZ Writer:


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You're not very bright, are you?


Oh, DO enlighten me...
 
2012-10-30 10:51:23 AM  

GAT_00: By the way, Romney has canceled all of his event. He is, however, holding a "Storm Relief Event" in the same place at the same time as a scheduled campaign rally.


Good for him. A humanitarian first.
 
2012-10-30 10:52:55 AM  

bartink: Hang On Voltaire: Romney never said he wanted to eliminate FEMA

CNN's John King asked Mitt Romney whether, in the aftermath of the recent Joplin, Mo. disaster and a budget crunch at FEMA, the agency should be shut down, leaving disaster relief to the states.

"Absolutely," Romney said. "Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. And if you can go even further, and send it back to the private sector, that's even better. Instead of thinking, in the federal budget, what we should cut, we should ask the opposite question, what should we keep?"


Nope. Read the debate transcript:

KING: What else, Governor Romney? You've been a chief executive of a state. I was just in Joplin, Missouri. I've been in Mississippi and Louisiana and Tennessee and other communities dealing with whether it's the tornadoes, the flooding, and worse. FEMA is about to run out of money, and there are some people who say do it on a case-by-case basis and some people who say, you know, maybe we're learning a lesson here that the states should take on more of this role. How do you deal with something like that?
ROMNEY: Absolutely. Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. And if you can go even further and send it back to the private sector, that's even better.


Next time read the words yourself and not what a left wing blog says
 
2012-10-30 10:53:13 AM  

GAT_00: By the way, Romney has canceled all of his event. He is, however, holding a "Storm Relief Event" in the same place at the same time as a scheduled campaign rally.


In southwest Ohio, nonetheless. Which is like holding an air quality/pollution/environmental awareness event on the farking Moon.
 
2012-10-30 10:53:58 AM  

EZ Writer: bwilson27: EZ Writer:


0.o

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You're not very bright, are you?

Oh, DO enlighten me...


That's a pointless pursuit. Humorless farks will always be humorless farks.
 
2012-10-30 10:56:29 AM  

bwilson27: EZ Writer: bwilson27: EZ Writer:


0.o

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You're not very bright, are you?

Oh, DO enlighten me...

That's a pointless pursuit. Humorless farks will always be humorless farks.



Meaning you have no point... at least not a valid one.

images.t-nation.com
 
2012-10-30 10:57:14 AM  

Hang On Voltaire: Nope. Read the debate transcript: [. . .] Next time read the words yourself and not what a left wing blog says


Yeah, study it out next time and don't just parrot what the liebrul lame LSM media says. Romney wasn't responding to a question about federal disaster relief budget shortfalls should lead to cutting FEMA's level of responsibility by suggesting we eliminate FEMA, and shift the burden of disaster relief onto the states and private sector. Romney was responding to a question about federal disaster relief budget shortfalls should lead to cutting FEMA's level of responsibility by suggesting we eliminate FEMA, and shift the burden of disaster relief onto the states and private sector.

Study it out.
 
2012-10-30 10:59:41 AM  

Cletus C.: GAT_00: By the way, Romney has canceled all of his event. He is, however, holding a "Storm Relief Event" in the same place at the same time as a scheduled campaign rally.

Good for him. A humanitarian first.


It certainly is a first to rebrand a campaign rally a storm relief event without making any changes or trying to help anyone. Humanitarian, I'm not so sure of, but it sure is a first.
 
2012-10-30 10:59:50 AM  

EZ Writer:


Meaning you have no point... at least not a valid one.



You prove my point for me with your hysterically original posts.
 
2012-10-30 11:02:19 AM  

bwilson27: EZ Writer:


Meaning you have no point... at least not a valid one.



You prove my point for me with your hysterically original posts.



And you prove that you do nothing but argue for argument's sake. How awesome for you. Why don't you go be a dick on 4chan?
 
2012-10-30 11:02:47 AM  

RussianPooper: bwilson27: RussianPooper: Chinchillazilla: Everyone whose home is in Sandy's path should just go to their second home and wait it out.

If big government was out of the way, everyone could afford a second home.

If big government was out of the way, you would be sending this in a letter rather than the internet.

How could I send it in a letter if the postal service didn't exist? I guess I could Fedex it, but that's crazy talk.

BTW, we had forums before widespread use of the internet, we just had to dial directly into them.


No, you uneducated, technologically ignroran, knuckle-walking mouth breather. We didn't. We had forums and BBS's that you could dial into prior to the widespread growth of the World Wide Web, but the Web is not the internet.

Goddamnit, there are times when I absolutely hate just how simple it's become for the masses to get online, or use a computer for that matter. We've gotten to the point where everything's plug and play, and color-coded for your convenience. And thus, we are stuck with these idiots among us.

Half you conservative morons have no idea that the Internet was a DIRECT RESULT of nothing but Big Government spending in the 1960's, but you'll happily use the medium to biatch about the Feds anyway. The internet? Yeah, you didn't build that.

Fark, if we could at least make you fools compile your own kernel or something, it would set the barrier to entry somewhere above "troglodyte", and that alone would cut down on a ton of noise.

Does it hurt to be that clueless? Because it should.
 
2012-10-30 11:02:57 AM  

Cletus C.: GAT_00: By the way, Romney has canceled all of his event. He is, however, holding a "Storm Relief Event" in the same place at the same time as a scheduled campaign rally.

Good for him. A humanitarian first.


It's nothing of the sort. He's still speaking. It's a campaign rally.
 
2012-10-30 11:05:38 AM  

riverwalk barfly: Dogberry: skinnycatullus: Just saw Chris Christie on Morning Joe praising Obama... going out of his way to say more than he needed to, actually.

Today Show, too. It was bizarre.

Really bizarre - he was on Fox and Friends praising Obama.


Okay, what?

Well... this.. is, um... interesting.
 
2012-10-30 11:05:56 AM  

that bosnian sniper: Hang On Voltaire: Nope. Read the debate transcript: [. . .] Next time read the words yourself and not what a left wing blog says

Yeah, study it out next time and don't just parrot what the liebrul lame LSM media says. Romney wasn't responding to a question about federal disaster relief budget shortfalls should lead to cutting FEMA's level of responsibility by suggesting we eliminate FEMA, and shift the burden of disaster relief onto the states and private sector. Romney was responding to a question about federal disaster relief budget shortfalls should lead to cutting FEMA's level of responsibility by suggesting we eliminate FEMA, and shift the burden of disaster relief onto the states and private sector.

Study it out.


He is saying that federal money would go through FEMA to the states to handle more disaster relief instead of FEMA controlling the vast majority of disaster relief money.


/This is why I quit the Fark politics tab.
 
2012-10-30 11:06:45 AM  

Valiente: Dogberry: skinnycatullus: Just saw Chris Christie on Morning Joe praising Obama... going out of his way to say more than he needed to, actually.

Today Show, too. It was bizarre.

Perhaps Taft II can see which way the wind is blowing?


Ha, layered humor.
 
2012-10-30 11:06:54 AM  

Hang On Voltaire:


/This is why I quit the Fark politics tab.


Because you lose every time?
 
2012-10-30 11:09:27 AM  

Cupajo: "If it's a legitimate hurricane, cities have a way of shutting that whole thing down." -Todd Akin


This comment needs to be seen by more people.
 
2012-10-30 11:12:26 AM  

epocalypse: Cupajo: "If it's a legitimate hurricane, cities have a way of shutting that whole thing down." -Todd Akin

This comment needs to be seen by more people.


Yeah it does... I missed it amidst bwilson27's trolling. I can't believe I bit...
 
2012-10-30 11:14:36 AM  

Hang On Voltaire: Romney never said he wanted to eliminate FEMA


It's good to see you back, and getting so many responses with so few words. Most people have to work the crowd a little, but not HOV. You just drop the derp and the crowd goes nuts.
 
2012-10-30 11:15:28 AM  

Hang On Voltaire: bartink: Hang On Voltaire: Romney never said he wanted to eliminate FEMA

CNN's John King asked Mitt Romney whether, in the aftermath of the recent Joplin, Mo. disaster and a budget crunch at FEMA, the agency should be shut down, leaving disaster relief to the states.

"Absolutely," Romney said. "Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. And if you can go even further, and send it back to the private sector, that's even better. Instead of thinking, in the federal budget, what we should cut, we should ask the opposite question, what should we keep?"

Nope. Read the debate transcript:

KING: What else, Governor Romney? You've been a chief executive of a state. I was just in Joplin, Missouri. I've been in Mississippi and Louisiana and Tennessee and other communities dealing with whether it's the tornadoes, the flooding, and worse. FEMA is about to run out of money, and there are some people who say do it on a case-by-case basis and some people who say, you know, maybe we're learning a lesson here that the states should take on more of this role. How do you deal with something like that?
ROMNEY: Absolutely. Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. And if you can go even further and send it back to the private sector, that's even better.

Next time read the words yourself and not what a left wing blog says


Wow another moron to add to the Skinnyhead filter list.
 
2012-10-30 11:17:19 AM  
The people of NYC will have this cleaned up long before FEMA has anything to do with it.
 
2012-10-30 11:18:05 AM  
I wonder if Romney will have the stones to go into New Jersey and tell all the folks getting FEMA assistance that it's immoral? What a complete clown. I hope you republicans are proud.

And before you GOP whiners (none of which will admit to voting for Bush II twice) ask for a citation, here you go: Romney declares FEMA Immoral

/ex-republican, fark these guys though
 
2012-10-30 11:18:05 AM  

Hang On Voltaire: He is saying that federal money would go through FEMA to the states to handle more disaster relief instead of FEMA controlling the vast majority of disaster relief money.


If that's the case, he also appears to be saying that the federal govt should be giving disaster relief money to the private sector, too. How exactly would that work, I wonder.
 
2012-10-30 11:18:07 AM  

EZ Writer:

Yeah it does... I missed it amidst bwilson27's trolling. I can't believe I bit...


Poor you. Maybe you should have left after your idiotic Pelosi troll.
 
2012-10-30 11:18:19 AM  
How is it my problem if New York gets rain? They can buy insurance if they live in areas where weather might hit. This bullshiat gotta end day one of the Romney Administrative Presidential Era.
 
2012-10-30 11:19:59 AM  

EZ Writer: epocalypse: Cupajo: "If it's a legitimate hurricane, cities have a way of shutting that whole thing down." -Todd Akin

This comment needs to be seen by more people.

Yeah it does... I missed it amidst bwilson27's trolling. I can't believe I bit...


Gah...I made that comment yesterday morning damnit. OP WANTS HIZ CRETIDZZ!!!
 
2012-10-30 11:20:19 AM  

Noam Chimpsky: How is it my problem if New York gets rain? They can buy insurance if they live in areas where weather might hit. This bullshiat gotta end day one of the Romney Administrative Presidential Era.


Yes, I'm sure the Republicans in Congress will have the "Every Man for Himself Act of 2013" on his desk promptly.
 
2012-10-30 11:20:46 AM  

stoli n coke: ranak: FTFA "'I think the losses will be almost incalculable,' New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says"

Fark you Christie. You waited until the last possible second to declare an emergency, all for political points.

Fark you and fark you hard Meatloaf

Oddly enough, Meat Loaf would be a perfect choice to play Chris Christie whenever the Game Change folks get around to doing a movie about this election.


Maybe the Meat Loaf of 1985, but he's lost a lot of weight since then.
 
2012-10-30 11:21:44 AM  

Hang On Voltaire: bartink: Hang On Voltaire: Romney never said he wanted to eliminate FEMA

CNN's John King asked Mitt Romney whether, in the aftermath of the recent Joplin, Mo. disaster and a budget crunch at FEMA, the agency should be shut down, leaving disaster relief to the states.

"Absolutely," Romney said. "Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. And if you can go even further, and send it back to the private sector, that's even better. Instead of thinking, in the federal budget, what we should cut, we should ask the opposite question, what should we keep?"

Nope. Read the debate transcript:

KING: What else, Governor Romney? You've been a chief executive of a state. I was just in Joplin, Missouri. I've been in Mississippi and Louisiana and Tennessee and other communities dealing with whether it's the tornadoes, the flooding, and worse. FEMA is about to run out of money, and there are some people who say do it on a case-by-case basis and some people who say, you know, maybe we're learning a lesson here that the states should take on more of this role. How do you deal with something like that?
ROMNEY: Absolutely. Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. And if you can go even further and send it back to the private sector, that's even better.

Next time read the words yourself and not what a left wing blog says


That doesn't really change the issue though. Still sounds like Romney wants to do away with FEMA and leave it to the states to do disaster relief. The reason we have stuff like fema is because states couldn't do disaster relief by themselves.
 
2012-10-30 11:21:56 AM  

Spare Me: The people of NYC will have this cleaned up long before FEMA has anything to do with it.


Too late...
 
2012-10-30 11:22:17 AM  

Noam Chimpsky: How is it my problem if New York gets rain? They can buy insurance if they live in areas where weather might hit. This bullshiat gotta end day one of the Romney Administrative Presidential Era.


So when your house catches on fire, you'll put out the fire yourself? Nice.

Spare Me: The people of NYC will have this cleaned up long before FEMA has anything to do with it.


considering how much of the logistics of clean up will fall to FEMA.....no.
 
2012-10-30 11:25:21 AM  

Noam Chimpsky: How is it my problem if New York gets rain? They can buy insurance if they live in areas where weather might hit. This bullshiat gotta end day one of the Romney Administrative Presidential Era.


Meters calibrating....
 
2012-10-30 11:27:58 AM  

182: how can people vote for that pos? and i say that as a republican.

/duh, we voted for W., twice.


I dunno, we buried john huntsman in favor of him.

/voting third party
 
2012-10-30 11:28:04 AM  

natazha: stoli n coke: ranak: FTFA "'I think the losses will be almost incalculable,' New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says"

Fark you Christie. You waited until the last possible second to declare an emergency, all for political points.

Fark you and fark you hard Meatloaf

Oddly enough, Meat Loaf would be a perfect choice to play Chris Christie whenever the Game Change folks get around to doing a movie about this election.

Maybe the Meat Loaf of 1985, but he's lost a lot of weight since then.


I believe that person just volunteered to fark meatloaf. Yes. Thats what she said? You sure?

hmmmm. Ok.

I see.

Just a moment.



/wretch

//oh god, it hurts. make my mind stop

///where did I keep my...bullets...load gun...bourbon. Cant...live in a world where...

////click

//bang

//thud

//fin
 
2012-10-30 11:31:18 AM  

Slaves2Darkness: 182: how can people vote for that pos? and i say that as a republican.

/duh, we voted for W., twice.

Yep, but W was at least consistent, sure he was bad for the economy, and a war mongering asshat who thought the constitutions was "Just a piece of paper.", but at least he was consistent. Who the fark knows what quantum Romney is going to do once in office.


Well, based on his RECORD in Massachusetts: he'll spend 2/3 of the time outside the country badmouthing the US as a hopeless liberal wasteland trying to get support for his run for "Emperor of the World" in 2016. When IN the country, he'll spend time writing executive orders to hopeless mire people (particularly non-heterosexual people) in legal red tape to get anything done, outsource as much of the federal workforce to China and India, and veto everything that Congress sends him.

He'll also take a lot of time working with the local LDS to pump up the visibility of the church, promote church members to positions, etc., and work to get more Mormons elected. It will be INTERESTING to see how that plays at the Federal level.
 
2012-10-30 11:32:50 AM  
You guys even have to have a political circle jerk with each other in the wake of natural disasters? I think Romney is Satan himself but don't you guys get tired of patting each other on the back? What are there like two conservatives on this entire site? Lol
 
2012-10-30 11:35:00 AM  

Cythraul: mesmer242: Dogberry: skinnycatullus: Just saw Chris Christie on Morning Joe praising Obama... going out of his way to say more than he needed to, actually.

Today Show, too. It was bizarre.

I saw it as well. I was expecting an entirely different sort of response to that question; Instead, it was actually classy. Mind BLOWN.

Don't be fooled. All things considered, Christie is still an asshole.


Yeah, christie scares me more than romney. I'd rather have rand paul than christie.
 
2012-10-30 11:37:45 AM  

Citrate1007: 182: how can people vote for that pos? and i say that as a republican.

/duh, we voted for W., twice.

They typical GOP voters...

#1 Greed trumps people's morals
#2 Bigots feel they can legislate their morals/hate onto others
#3 Racists love that he is white
#4 Willfully ignorant hate all incumbants


#5 Read fark politics threads, get disgusted by the attitude
 
2012-10-30 11:37:45 AM  

keepitcherry: What are there like two conservatives on this entire site? Lol


they can't stand to see views that are not their own so a site where political views are not censored is too much reality for them.
 
2012-10-30 11:39:20 AM  
On a related note...Hey hipsters, get out and walk in 1.5 feet of water so the professionals can actually help those in need.

l.yimg.com
 
2012-10-30 11:40:02 AM  

keepitcherry: You guys even have to have a political circle jerk with each other in the wake of natural disasters?


Lots of people who do this every day are stuck at home with not much else to do and you're surprised that they're doing what they do every day?
 
2012-10-30 11:43:29 AM  

bwilson27: Hunter_S_Thompson: Delay:Honey, can't you see? He's not a ni66er.

Is that really all the left has left to offer now? As someone who doesn't support any lying slimbag candidate, regardless of party affiliation, I honestly think that the left should be able to conjure up a better argument than that. Talk about issues. Address the cries of "soshulizzm". Lay out concise plans as to how your side wants to make things better.

But please, enough already. Every right-winger is not some frothing racist. I know people that are bigots, and they cross the political spectrum. I know liberals who don't like gays. I know conservatives who support gay marriage. I know democrats who don't care for blacks and republican black guys. Reality is not what FOX or MSNBC tells you. This one size fits all "rassssisssssmmm!" rallying cry has really worn out its welcome.

You know LOTS of people, don't you, asshole?


And he's an asshole because he expects something substantive?
 
2012-10-30 11:45:10 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-30 11:45:20 AM  

WhyteRaven74: Noam Chimpsky: How is it my problem if New York gets rain? They can buy insurance if they live in areas where weather might hit. This bullshiat gotta end day one of the Romney Administrative Presidential Era.

So when your house catches on fire, you'll put out the fire yourself? Nice..


I pay the fire department to put out the fire with my taxes. I have insurance to rebuild. Feds aren't involved.

What is the draw to keep a state in the union that doesn't need all this generous federal assistance but has to pay the bill for cleaning the tushies of the perpetual special needs states? You'd want to sever ties, cast them off or remove yourself from the union.

How much was the federal government involved in the Chicago fire? Probably none at all. If it happened today, the nation would bankrupt itself to rebuild the city.
 
2012-10-30 11:46:22 AM  

Kit Fister: bwilson27: Hunter_S_Thompson: Delay:Honey, can't you see? He's not a ni66er.

Is that really all the left has left to offer now? As someone who doesn't support any lying slimbag candidate, regardless of party affiliation, I honestly think that the left should be able to conjure up a better argument than that. Talk about issues. Address the cries of "soshulizzm". Lay out concise plans as to how your side wants to make things better.

But please, enough already. Every right-winger is not some frothing racist. I know people that are bigots, and they cross the political spectrum. I know liberals who don't like gays. I know conservatives who support gay marriage. I know democrats who don't care for blacks and republican black guys. Reality is not what FOX or MSNBC tells you. This one size fits all "rassssisssssmmm!" rallying cry has really worn out its welcome.

You know LOTS of people, don't you, asshole?

And he's an asshole because he expects something substantive?


No, YOU'RE an asshole for being just as obtuse as him.
 
2012-10-30 11:51:14 AM  
it's always a good day to be white people
l.yimg.com

bluenred.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-30 11:52:40 AM  

Noam Chimpsky: WhyteRaven74: Noam Chimpsky: How is it my problem if New York gets rain? They can buy insurance if they live in areas where weather might hit. This bullshiat gotta end day one of the Romney Administrative Presidential Era.

So when your house catches on fire, you'll put out the fire yourself? Nice..

I pay the fire department to put out the fire with my taxes. I have insurance to rebuild. Feds aren't involved.

What is the draw to keep a state in the union that doesn't need all this generous federal assistance but has to pay the bill for cleaning the tushies of the perpetual special needs states? You'd want to sever ties, cast them off or remove yourself from the union.

How much was the federal government involved in the Chicago fire? Probably none at all. If it happened today, the nation would bankrupt itself to rebuild the city.


Maybe the backward-ass welfare states that want to self-fund should just secede.

www.lazlow.com

Oh. Right.
 
2012-10-30 11:53:25 AM  

GAT_00: Cletus C.: GAT_00: By the way, Romney has canceled all of his event. He is, however, holding a "Storm Relief Event" in the same place at the same time as a scheduled campaign rally.

Good for him. A humanitarian first.

It's nothing of the sort. He's still speaking. It's a campaign rally.


Rallying support for the flood victims!

Why do libs hate flood victims?
 
2012-10-30 11:55:56 AM  

bdub77: Noam Chimpsky: WhyteRaven74: Noam Chimpsky: How is it my problem if New York gets rain? They can buy insurance if they live in areas where weather might hit. This bullshiat gotta end day one of the Romney Administrative Presidential Era.

So when your house catches on fire, you'll put out the fire yourself? Nice..

I pay the fire department to put out the fire with my taxes. I have insurance to rebuild. Feds aren't involved.

What is the draw to keep a state in the union that doesn't need all this generous federal assistance but has to pay the bill for cleaning the tushies of the perpetual special needs states? You'd want to sever ties, cast them off or remove yourself from the union.

How much was the federal government involved in the Chicago fire? Probably none at all. If it happened today, the nation would bankrupt itself to rebuild the city.

Maybe the backward-ass welfare states that want to self-fund should just secede.

[www.lazlow.com image 800x588]

Oh. Right.


I'd like to like your point, but that's 8-year-old data...
 
2012-10-30 11:56:05 AM  

MilesTeg: On a related note...Hey hipsters, get out and walk in 1.5 feet of water so the professionals can actually help those in need.


Actually odds are they wouldn't let them walk. There's god knows what on the street and the last thing the rescue needs is someone getting something stuck in their foot or a cut on their leg. The rescue people have shoes that can deal with it. Also even just getting water logged below the knees can cause people to get the chills when it's already a little chilly outside, and that's another thing the rescue people don't want to deal with.
 
2012-10-30 12:01:51 PM  

Hang On Voltaire: bartink: Hang On Voltaire: Romney never said he wanted to eliminate FEMA

CNN's John King asked Mitt Romney whether, in the aftermath of the recent Joplin, Mo. disaster and a budget crunch at FEMA, the agency should be shut down, leaving disaster relief to the states.

"Absolutely," Romney said. "Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. And if you can go even further, and send it back to the private sector, that's even better. Instead of thinking, in the federal budget, what we should cut, we should ask the opposite question, what should we keep?"

Nope. Read the debate transcript:

KING: What else, Governor Romney? You've been a chief executive of a state. I was just in Joplin, Missouri. I've been in Mississippi and Louisiana and Tennessee and other communities dealing with whether it's the tornadoes, the flooding, and worse. FEMA is about to run out of money, and there are some people who say do it on a case-by-case basis and some people who say, you know, maybe we're learning a lesson here that the states should take on more of this role. How do you deal with something like that?
ROMNEY: Absolutely. Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. And if you can go even further and send it back to the private sector, that's even better.

Next time read the words yourself and not what a left wing blog says


So, I should be expecting my insurance company to rescue me?
 
2012-10-30 12:02:37 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-30 12:03:02 PM  

bwilson27: Kit Fister: bwilson27: Hunter_S_Thompson: Delay:Honey, can't you see? He's not a ni66er.

Is that really all the left has left to offer now? As someone who doesn't support any lying slimbag candidate, regardless of party affiliation, I honestly think that the left should be able to conjure up a better argument than that. Talk about issues. Address the cries of "soshulizzm". Lay out concise plans as to how your side wants to make things better.

But please, enough already. Every right-winger is not some frothing racist. I know people that are bigots, and they cross the political spectrum. I know liberals who don't like gays. I know conservatives who support gay marriage. I know democrats who don't care for blacks and republican black guys. Reality is not what FOX or MSNBC tells you. This one size fits all "rassssisssssmmm!" rallying cry has really worn out its welcome.

You know LOTS of people, don't you, asshole?

And he's an asshole because he expects something substantive?

No, YOU'RE an asshole for being just as obtuse as him.


I never claimed not to be an asshole. How are we being obtuse? Because we're sick and tired of the name calling and temper-tantrum back and forth and would like a little more intelligence in the conversation?

I can say that I know a LOT of people, mostly republicans, and of those, only a small percentage fit the general description that folks on Fark throw around. Nothing obtuse about that, just the facts that you can't paint everyone with the same broad brush.
 
2012-10-30 12:04:19 PM  

EZ Writer: bdub77: Noam Chimpsky: WhyteRaven74: Noam Chimpsky: How is it my problem if New York gets rain? They can buy insurance if they live in areas where weather might hit. This bullshiat gotta end day one of the Romney Administrative Presidential Era.

So when your house catches on fire, you'll put out the fire yourself? Nice..

I pay the fire department to put out the fire with my taxes. I have insurance to rebuild. Feds aren't involved.

What is the draw to keep a state in the union that doesn't need all this generous federal assistance but has to pay the bill for cleaning the tushies of the perpetual special needs states? You'd want to sever ties, cast them off or remove yourself from the union.

How much was the federal government involved in the Chicago fire? Probably none at all. If it happened today, the nation would bankrupt itself to rebuild the city.

Maybe the backward-ass welfare states that want to self-fund should just secede.

[www.lazlow.com image 800x588]

Oh. Right.

I'd like to like your point, but that's 8-year-old data...


Here's some updated figures:

farm7.static.flickr.com

farm6.static.flickr.com

farm3.static.flickr.com

farm3.static.flickr.com

farm8.staticflickr.com 

Maybe the US should just abandon the failing South.
 
2012-10-30 12:08:28 PM  

keepitcherry: You guys even have to have a political circle jerk with each other in the wake of natural disasters? I think Romney is Satan himself but don't you guys get tired of patting each other on the back? What are there like two conservatives on this entire site? Lol


Yeah, 2 or 3, but they use a lot of alts. Constantly provoking the EFL.

i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-30 12:10:22 PM  

bdub77: Here's some updated figures:


Well done, and without any name calling... Are you sure you're on the right website?

/A lot of the folks here aren't concerned with "facts" or "figures" when making their arguments.
 
2012-10-30 12:13:32 PM  

Noam Chimpsky: How much was the federal government involved in the Chicago fire?


You posed a fairly interesting question this time. For those of you interested in a long answers look here

For those of you looking for a short answer FEMA and Building Codes both owe their existence to these types of disasters. Private citizens who had an economic incentive to see a region get back on it's feet donated much of the needed funds. Unfortunately this sort of private sector solution no longer works in the era of multinational corporations.

Because those who have control over the resources no longer have skin in the game they simply stash their money in overseas accounts and leave the little people to drown.
 
2012-10-30 12:20:39 PM  
"[Romney's] infamous changes of stance are not little wispy ideological alterations of a few degrees here or there - they are perfect and absolute mathematical reversals, as in "I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country" and "I am firmly pro-life." Yet unlike other politicians, who at least recognize that saying completely contradictory things presents a political problem, Romney seems genuinely puzzled by the public's insistence that he be consistent. "I'm not going to apologize for having changed my mind," he likes to say. It's an attitude that recalls the standard defense offered by Wall Street in the wake of some of its most recent and notorious crimes: Goldman Sachs excused its lying to clients, for example, by insisting that its customers are "sophisticated investors" who should expect to be lied to." - Matt Taibbi 

That's exactly the way I think Romney sees voters. Mitt sees the election as a game of saying anything it takes to win, and the voters are people who should expect to be lied to in exchange for their support. What policy is going to make them happy today? And if Mitt wins, he's changed his positions so many times that whatever he does, he can say it was part of his plan that he mentioned during the campaign. The sad part is that for half the country, this is working.
 
2012-10-30 12:24:14 PM  

Kit Fister: I can say that I know a LOT of people, mostly republicans, and of those, only a small percentage fit the general description that folks on Fark throw around. Nothing obtuse about that, just the facts that you can't paint everyone with the same broad brush.


Its an odd phenomenon isn't it? I think the problem is that words like "racism" have become such a hot button that people will twist themselves into logic pretzels to claim it doesn't apply to them.

I have met racists of every color - its not that uncommon a a trait. And I think often racism is not (if youll pardon the expression) black and white. There are degrees of racism and folks who truly love their neighbor with a different skin color may feel very differently about scary "inner city youths" or "southern rednecks."

But the fact remains that the GOP has been hijacked by FOX and the Tea Party and until you get rid of them that's how we are going to see you. You may or may not be a racist but you are complicit in that you stand with them and dont do a thing to get them to shut the hell up.

Instead of whining to us about how its not fair that we lump you in with all the other mouth-breathers in your party perhaps you should take some persona responsibility and get your own house in order.
 
2012-10-30 12:44:30 PM  
So, did Subby call it or did Subby call it?
 
2012-10-30 12:58:18 PM  

Cletus C.: Rwa2play: bwilson27: Cletus C.: It's never too soon to politicize a natural disaster.

I'm surprised Romney wasn't on Fox last night blaming it all on Obama.

Everytime Cletus comes up, I imagine his profile pic to be this:

[www.goldlabel.com image 150x150]

Hey Mitt, FARK YOU YOU IGNORANT PIECE OF TRASH~!

/new yorker
//still standing
///wants to kick Romney's ass
////even if it means going to jail for life

My image of you isn't quite so generous.


My image of you was never generous to begin with.
 
2012-10-30 01:04:43 PM  

quickdraw: Kit Fister: I can say that I know a LOT of people, mostly republicans, and of those, only a small percentage fit the general description that folks on Fark throw around. Nothing obtuse about that, just the facts that you can't paint everyone with the same broad brush.

Its an odd phenomenon isn't it? I think the problem is that words like "racism" have become such a hot button that people will twist themselves into logic pretzels to claim it doesn't apply to them.

I have met racists of every color - its not that uncommon a a trait. And I think often racism is not (if youll pardon the expression) black and white. There are degrees of racism and folks who truly love their neighbor with a different skin color may feel very differently about scary "inner city youths" or "southern rednecks."

But the fact remains that the GOP has been hijacked by FOX and the Tea Party and until you get rid of them that's how we are going to see you. You may or may not be a racist but you are complicit in that you stand with them and dont do a thing to get them to shut the hell up.

Instead of whining to us about how its not fair that we lump you in with all the other mouth-breathers in your party perhaps you should take some persona responsibility and get your own house in order.


You presume that people who are in the republican camp don't try. You also presume that they identify those assholes as part of their group.

For me, it's kind of like being Asatru. We go out of our way to show we're not racist and are not involved with the WP Neo Nazis that try to claim the Nordic religions as their own and use it as a justification for it. However, anyone OUTSIDE of the group still sees them as part of us, even when they aren't.
 
2012-10-30 01:06:10 PM  

Gonz: Half you conservative morons have no idea that the Internet was a DIRECT RESULT of nothing but Big Government spending in the 1960's, but you'll happily use the medium to biatch about the Feds anyway. The internet? Yeah, you didn't build that.

If a private company had built and was administering the internet, you'd have to pay for all that porn. You think a company would give away a product that's in such demand? Hell no. Next time you're spanking it to the latest download, be sure to thank Uncle Sam.
 
2012-10-30 01:25:02 PM  

WordyGrrl:

If a private company had built and was administering the internet, you'd have to pay for all that porn. You think a company would give away a product that's in such demand? Hell no. Next time you're spanking it to the latest download, be sure to thank Uncle Sam.


Nice Boobies.
 
2012-10-30 01:34:20 PM  

Hang On Voltaire: Romney never said he wanted to eliminate FEMA


Wow, this past week old school Fark Cons are crawling out of the woodwork.

You guys must be proud of the new generation.
 
2012-10-30 01:40:41 PM  

Hunter_S_Thompson: But please, enough already. Every right-winger is not some frothing racist. I know people that are bigots, and they cross the political spectrum. I know liberals who don't like gays. I know conservatives who support gay marriage. I know democrats who don't care for blacks and republican black guys. Reality is not what FOX or MSNBC tells you. This one size fits all "rassssisssssmmm!" rallying cry has really worn out its welcome.


I'll just leave these two statements by Romney campaign co-chair:

First of President Obama:

SUNUNU: I wish this president would learn how to be an American.

Of Colin Powell:

SUNUNU: You have to wonder whether that's an endorsement based on issues or that he's got a slightly different reason for President Obama.

MORGAN: What reason would that be?

SUNUNU: Well, I think that when you have somebody of your own race that you're proud of being President of the United States - I applaud Colin for standing with him.

Fark John Sununu and his worn out welcome.
 
2012-10-30 01:44:41 PM  

Kit Fister: quickdraw: Kit Fister: I can say that I know a LOT of people, mostly republicans, and of those, only a small percentage fit the general description that folks on Fark throw around. Nothing obtuse about that, just the facts that you can't paint everyone with the same broad brush.

Its an odd phenomenon isn't it? I think the problem is that words like "racism" have become such a hot button that people will twist themselves into logic pretzels to claim it doesn't apply to them.

I have met racists of every color - its not that uncommon a a trait. And I think often racism is not (if youll pardon the expression) black and white. There are degrees of racism and folks who truly love their neighbor with a different skin color may feel very differently about scary "inner city youths" or "southern rednecks."

But the fact remains that the GOP has been hijacked by FOX and the Tea Party and until you get rid of them that's how we are going to see you. You may or may not be a racist but you are complicit in that you stand with them and dont do a thing to get them to shut the hell up.

Instead of whining to us about how its not fair that we lump you in with all the other mouth-breathers in your party perhaps you should take some persona responsibility and get your own house in order.

You presume that people who are in the republican camp don't try. You also presume that they identify those assholes as part of their group.

For me, it's kind of like being Asatru. We go out of our way to show we're not racist and are not involved with the WP Neo Nazis that try to claim the Nordic religions as their own and use it as a justification for it. However, anyone OUTSIDE of the group still sees them as part of us, even when they aren't.


Yes when you take on many of the cultural aspects of a large and vocal group then people are going to associate you with them. *shrug*

Just because I'm a vegetarian and wear tiedye once in a while doesn't mean I like The Grateful Dead.
 
2012-10-30 01:47:15 PM  

Brick-House: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 640x311]


You are the best straw grasper in town! Troll on brother!
 
2012-10-30 01:51:38 PM  

WhyteRaven74: MilesTeg: On a related note...Hey hipsters, get out and walk in 1.5 feet of water so the professionals can actually help those in need.

Actually odds are they wouldn't let them walk. There's god knows what on the street and the last thing the rescue needs is someone getting something stuck in their foot or a cut on their leg. The rescue people have shoes that can deal with it. Also even just getting water logged below the knees can cause people to get the chills when it's already a little chilly outside, and that's another thing the rescue people don't want to deal with.


I understand what you are saying and you are probably right about what people are directed to do, but if this is as big of a disaster as it is being portrayed (I have no reason to think it isn't) you make adjustments. This isn't like an inconvenient neighborhood flood. In a situation like this, I don't think it is too much to ask of able bodied young adults to walk through a foot of water to safety...or at least paddle yourself.
 
2012-10-30 02:14:49 PM  

MilesTeg: WhyteRaven74: MilesTeg: On a related note...Hey hipsters, get out and walk in 1.5 feet of water so the professionals can actually help those in need.

Actually odds are they wouldn't let them walk. There's god knows what on the street and the last thing the rescue needs is someone getting something stuck in their foot or a cut on their leg. The rescue people have shoes that can deal with it. Also even just getting water logged below the knees can cause people to get the chills when it's already a little chilly outside, and that's another thing the rescue people don't want to deal with.

I understand what you are saying and you are probably right about what people are directed to do, but if this is as big of a disaster as it is being portrayed (I have no reason to think it isn't) you make adjustments. This isn't like an inconvenient neighborhood flood. In a situation like this, I don't think it is too much to ask of able bodied young adults to walk through a foot of water to safety...or at least paddle yourself.


We know nothing about this image or the people involved. We dont need to assume that everyone is behaving the way we imagine these people are behaving. Youre whole argument is based on a complete fantasy you made up in your head.
 
2012-10-30 02:17:07 PM  

Delay: Hunter_S_Thompson: But please, enough already. Every right-winger is not some frothing racist. I know people that are bigots, and they cross the political spectrum. I know liberals who don't like gays. I know conservatives who support gay marriage. I know democrats who don't care for blacks and republican black guys. Reality is not what FOX or MSNBC tells you. This one size fits all "rassssisssssmmm!" rallying cry has really worn out its welcome.

I'll just leave these two statements by Romney campaign co-chair:

First of President Obama:

SUNUNU: I wish this president would learn how to be an American.

Of Colin Powell:

SUNUNU: You have to wonder whether that's an endorsement based on issues or that he's got a slightly different reason for President Obama.

MORGAN: What reason would that be?

SUNUNU: Well, I think that when you have somebody of your own race that you're proud of being President of the United States - I applaud Colin for standing with him.

Fark John Sununu and his worn out welcome.


So? Talking about race doesn't make you a racist.

One person doesn't make an entire party racist, either. Plus, Sununu is a farktard. I wouldn't use him as a representative example of anything.

That being said, I suppose after decades of the GOP's shiat, Colin Powell probably actually did decide to support the Republican's competitor if only to flip the bird to their leadership. As a matter of fact, I wish Colin Powell would have actually run for president. There's a smart man who knows a thing or two about the state of world affairs, much more than say a Junior Senator from Illinois who no one had heard of prior to 2007.
 
2012-10-30 02:48:44 PM  

Hunter_S_Thompson: Delay: Hunter_S_Thompson: But please, enough already. Every right-winger is not some frothing racist. I know people that are bigots, and they cross the political spectrum. I know liberals who don't like gays. I know conservatives who support gay marriage. I know democrats who don't care for blacks and republican black guys. Reality is not what FOX or MSNBC tells you. This one size fits all "rassssisssssmmm!" rallying cry has really worn out its welcome.

I'll just leave these two statements by Romney campaign co-chair:

First of President Obama:

SUNUNU: I wish this president would learn how to be an American.

Of Colin Powell:

SUNUNU: You have to wonder whether that's an endorsement based on issues or that he's got a slightly different reason for President Obama.

MORGAN: What reason would that be?

SUNUNU: Well, I think that when you have somebody of your own race that you're proud of being President of the United States - I applaud Colin for standing with him.

Fark John Sununu and his worn out welcome.

So? Talking about race doesn't make you a racist.

One person doesn't make an entire party racist, either. Plus, Sununu is a farktard. I wouldn't use him as a representative example of anything.

That being said, I suppose after decades of the GOP's shiat, Colin Powell probably actually did decide to support the Republican's competitor if only to flip the bird to their leadership. As a matter of fact, I wish Colin Powell would have actually run for president. There's a smart man who knows a thing or two about the state of world affairs, much more than say a Junior Senator from Illinois who no one had heard of prior to 2007.


That's true, Colin Powell is an expert at lying to international leaders to trump up a war in the Mid-east. Plus he is utterly devoid of shame or honor. He'd be the perfect Republican Candidate.

www.whale.to
 
2012-10-30 02:49:28 PM  

quickdraw: Kit Fister: quickdraw: Kit Fister: I can say that I know a LOT of people, mostly republicans, and of those, only a small percentage fit the general description that folks on Fark throw around. Nothing obtuse about that, just the facts that you can't paint everyone with the same broad brush.

Its an odd phenomenon isn't it? I think the problem is that words like "racism" have become such a hot button that people will twist themselves into logic pretzels to claim it doesn't apply to them.

I have met racists of every color - its not that uncommon a a trait. And I think often racism is not (if youll pardon the expression) black and white. There are degrees of racism and folks who truly love their neighbor with a different skin color may feel very differently about scary "inner city youths" or "southern rednecks."

But the fact remains that the GOP has been hijacked by FOX and the Tea Party and until you get rid of them that's how we are going to see you. You may or may not be a racist but you are complicit in that you stand with them and dont do a thing to get them to shut the hell up.

Instead of whining to us about how its not fair that we lump you in with all the other mouth-breathers in your party perhaps you should take some persona responsibility and get your own house in order.

You presume that people who are in the republican camp don't try. You also presume that they identify those assholes as part of their group.

For me, it's kind of like being Asatru. We go out of our way to show we're not racist and are not involved with the WP Neo Nazis that try to claim the Nordic religions as their own and use it as a justification for it. However, anyone OUTSIDE of the group still sees them as part of us, even when they aren't.

Yes when you take on many of the cultural aspects of a large and vocal group then people are going to associate you with them. *shrug*

Just because I'm a vegetarian and wear tiedye once in a while doesn't mean I like The Grateful Dead.


Well, to be fair, I'd say the nonracist Norse Heathens were around before the Nazis ever got ahold of our heritage...
 
2012-10-30 02:51:14 PM  

someonelse: If that's the case, he also appears to be saying that the federal govt should be giving disaster relief money to the private sector, too. How exactly would that work, I wonder.


Poorly.
 
2012-10-30 02:53:14 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: That's true, Colin Powell is an expert at lying to international leaders to trump up a war in the Mid-east. Plus he is utterly devoid of shame or honor.


...

Racist.
 
2012-10-30 02:54:05 PM  

NateGrey: Wow, this past week old school Fark Cons are crawling out of the woodwork.


They studied it out, buddy.
 
2012-10-30 03:01:10 PM  

firefly212: Hang On Voltaire: Romney never said he wanted to eliminate FEMA

Romney saying he wants to privatize FEMA.

I know, outright lying hasn't stopped him on any other issue, now that he's the champion of auto bailouts, a huge supporter of many of the parts of Obamacare, and all the rest.


It's amazing how much he suddenly hated his own health care plan when Obama liked it so much he made it national. Romney said he'd tear it down the minute he gets into office, then he said that he'd tear it down and put it back up again but this one would be better because HE put it up, now he's saying it's awesome and he won't do much to it.

/if a Democrat discovered the miracle cure for all diseases, Republicans would do their best to discredit and destroy it purely from spite, just like they did their best to keep the economy and unemployment from recovering in order to make Obama look bad
 
2012-10-30 03:06:48 PM  

Hunter_S_Thompson: Delay:Honey, can't you see? He's not a ni66er.

Is that really all the left has left to offer now? As someone who doesn't support any lying slimbag candidate, regardless of party affiliation, I honestly think that the left should be able to conjure up a better argument than that. Talk about issues. Address the cries of "soshulizzm". Lay out concise plans as to how your side wants to make things better.

But please, enough already. Every right-winger is not some frothing racist. I know people that are bigots, and they cross the political spectrum. I know liberals who don't like gays. I know conservatives who support gay marriage. I know democrats who don't care for blacks and republican black guys. Reality is not what FOX or MSNBC tells you. This one size fits all "rassssisssssmmm!" rallying cry has really worn out its welcome.


The entire birther movement started because Obama is black and doesn't have the standard American name of Bob, Bill, Joe, etc. No other president in the history of America has had to show what the right keeps demanding of Obama to prove his nationality, not even the white president who was born in Central America. It's also well-known what the right's position is on anyone who isn't an old white Christian male.
 
2012-10-30 04:06:40 PM  

bartink: Hang On Voltaire: Romney never said he wanted to eliminate FEMA

CNN's John King asked Mitt Romney whether, in the aftermath of the recent Joplin, Mo. disaster and a budget crunch at FEMA, the agency should be shut down, leaving disaster relief to the states.

"Absolutely," Romney said. "Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. And if you can go even further, and send it back to the private sector, that's even better. Instead of thinking, in the federal budget, what we should cut, we should ask the opposite question, what should we keep?"


So Disaster Relief should be left up individual states and fark them if they can't afford it.

So why even call yourself "The United States" any longer? According to Romney you should just dissolve the union and become 50 walled-up individual little countries.
 
2012-10-30 04:12:06 PM  
Via Twitter. 😝"@realDonaldTrump: Because of the hurricane, I am extending my 5 million dollar offer for President Obama's favorite charity until 12PM on Thursday."
 
2012-10-30 04:23:03 PM  

Altitude5280: Via Twitter. 😝"@realDonaldTrump: Because of the hurricane, I am extending my 5 million dollar offer for President Obama's favorite charity until 12PM on Thursday."


What a douchenozzle. I wonder if Colbert will extend his offer too.
 
2012-10-30 06:44:01 PM  

Kit Fister: Well, to be fair, I'd say the nonracist Norse Heathens were around before the Nazis ever got ahold of our heritage...


Well if the Nordic Pagans had continued to be mainstream then thats how people would know them. But they didnt and lets face it all pagan traditions have a pretty spotty lineage at this point. Any consistency between how you worship and how the ancient Nordic's worshiped is sheer conjecture.

I say this as someone who led all sorts of pagan groups and taught Wicca in the 80s/90s. Like it or not Hitler hijacked Nordic mythos for his own purposes and even you don't know how much of your tradition was influenced by Hitler's scholars - not to mention the general mangling the Victorians inflicted earlier on all things pagan.
 
2012-10-30 07:06:10 PM  
Romney is holding campaign rallies here today, except he's not calling them rallies. Instead, he's calling them disaster relief meet-up or some such ridiculousness. He's collecting canned goods here in Ohio...that I guess he is going to ship to New Jersey and New York. The Red Cross doesn't want canned goods. There's no place for the Romney private jet to drop the canned good, seeing as there doesn't seem to be a demand for them. By the time his bus would be able to get them to New York or New Jersey, transportation will have opened up enough that other donations will reach the food pantries faster.

Romney just wanted to continue campaigning in Ohio. He didn't want to go where the damage is, He didn't want to donate any of his own resources. I hope the bastard has at least enough grace to give the canned goods to local food pantries.
 
2012-10-30 07:28:16 PM  

quickdraw: Kit Fister: Well, to be fair, I'd say the nonracist Norse Heathens were around before the Nazis ever got ahold of our heritage...

Well if the Nordic Pagans had continued to be mainstream then thats how people would know them. But they didnt and lets face it all pagan traditions have a pretty spotty lineage at this point. Any consistency between how you worship and how the ancient Nordic's worshiped is sheer conjecture.

I say this as someone who led all sorts of pagan groups and taught Wicca in the 80s/90s. Like it or not Hitler hijacked Nordic mythos for his own purposes and even you don't know how much of your tradition was influenced by Hitler's scholars - not to mention the general mangling the Victorians inflicted earlier on all things pagan.


Oh, I agree. We do our best to follow the old traditions and the archaeological data available, but a lot of it is "in spirit, if not in tradition."

But, yeah, fark the goddamn nazis and racists.
 
2012-10-30 07:55:12 PM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: violetvolume: "severe love"

Is that a 'big love' joke subby made?


More likely a "severely conservative" joke.
 
2012-10-30 09:51:29 PM  

quickdraw: MilesTeg: WhyteRaven74: MilesTeg: On a related note...Hey hipsters, get out and walk in 1.5 feet of water so the professionals can actually help those in need.

Actually odds are they wouldn't let them walk. There's god knows what on the street and the last thing the rescue needs is someone getting something stuck in their foot or a cut on their leg. The rescue people have shoes that can deal with it. Also even just getting water logged below the knees can cause people to get the chills when it's already a little chilly outside, and that's another thing the rescue people don't want to deal with.

I understand what you are saying and you are probably right about what people are directed to do, but if this is as big of a disaster as it is being portrayed (I have no reason to think it isn't) you make adjustments. This isn't like an inconvenient neighborhood flood. In a situation like this, I don't think it is too much to ask of able bodied young adults to walk through a foot of water to safety...or at least paddle yourself.

We know nothing about this image or the people involved. We dont need to assume that everyone is behaving the way we imagine these people are behaving. Youre whole argument is based on a complete fantasy you made up in your head.


His advice also doesn't make any sense. Paddle a raft that's being towed? You're just going to club someone in the knee accidentally. Slog along themselves? Smart money says you'll have at least 2 more cases of hypothermia and 1 or two infected wounds you didn't have/didn't need in your triage center. That water is 50 F or less and full of everything that's normally stuck to the filthy, filthy streets.
 
2012-10-30 09:58:01 PM  

EZ Writer: bdub77: Noam Chimpsky: WhyteRaven74: Noam Chimpsky: How is it my problem if New York gets rain? They can buy insurance if they live in areas where weather might hit. This bullshiat gotta end day one of the Romney Administrative Presidential Era.

So when your house catches on fire, you'll put out the fire yourself? Nice..

I pay the fire department to put out the fire with my taxes. I have insurance to rebuild. Feds aren't involved.

What is the draw to keep a state in the union that doesn't need all this generous federal assistance but has to pay the bill for cleaning the tushies of the perpetual special needs states? You'd want to sever ties, cast them off or remove yourself from the union.

How much was the federal government involved in the Chicago fire? Probably none at all. If it happened today, the nation would bankrupt itself to rebuild the city.

Maybe the backward-ass welfare states that want to self-fund should just secede.

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Oh. Right.

I'd like to like your point, but that's 8-year-old data...


That's because the Tax Foundation (A 'non-partisan' but actually right-wing think tank) stopped collecting that data that year, because it didn't fit their narrative.
 
2012-10-30 10:15:23 PM  

stoli n coke: doubled99: and suddenly everyone now defends FEMA. Where was the satisfaction with this agency a few years ago?

FEMA has pretty much always gotten high marks with people, except for 2005, when the Horse Whisperer was put in charge.


Working for a disaster relief org is probably a lot like working national security. You do it right time and time again, and almost nobody knows about it. You mess up, at all, even once, and it's a giant shiatstorm.
 
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