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2012-11-02 04:48:45 PM
GPA: It like, totally matters and shiat.

/took the D for Degree approach
 
2012-11-02 04:49:45 PM

internut scholar: rufus-t-firefly: right of center now

What? Oh come on. Fark, what am I then?


You tell me.

And as soon as you show us leftist policies that Obama has implemented, you'll have a case for him being on the left.

Difficulty: you can't use ObamaCare unless you want to call Romney a leftist too.
 
2012-11-02 04:51:37 PM

jasimo: internut scholar: rufus-t-firefly: Citations?

I cited the president's own words, where he wanted to seek out the Marxists professors. It was in his book, I posted the referenced passage up thread.

"To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structured feminists and punk-rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism and patriarchy. When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpets or set our stereos so loud the walls began to shake, we were resisting bourgeois society's stifling conventions. We weren't indifferent, or careless, or insecure. We were alienated.

But this strategy alone couldn't provide the distance I wanted, from Joyce or my past. After all, there were thousands of so called campus radicals, most of them white and tenured and happily tolerant. No, it remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names."

It seems disingeuous and/or misleading to state baldly that "he wanted to seek out the Marxists (sic) professors" when that was one group in a laundry list of outsiders he named to illustrate his thinking at the time. Context matters.


He wasn't seeking out the Marxist professors so he could put them on a blacklist, so he must be to the left of Trotsky.
 
2012-11-02 04:52:38 PM

CorporatePerson: internut scholar: rufus-t-firefly: So, you're either trolling in this thread, or you're not exactly living up to that whole selfishness "virtue."

Dude, if you needed a hand I would be the 1st to help you out. In fact I'm probably headed over to NJ tomorrow morning to volunteer.

I normally don't comment in the politic tab. Guess why?

Because you just say a bunch of baseless nonsense and deflect away when someone asks you to back up your words with examples?


:OH_SNAP_flowchart.jpg:
 
2012-11-02 04:54:49 PM

internut scholar: Maud Dib: NO one is screaming racism. Your premise of Obama "veering left" is being questioned.

Look, I understand the demographics here. Many people here don't believe that Obama is a leftist. I keep hearing center left. I believe that most commenters here are left of Mao. So when I start pointing out programs that I don't like, you won't understand my point of view. So why bother?


As far as your link, I don't like any of that either.
So maybe we can agree on something.
Sounds like a Pinko Commie Marxist -Leftist to me.



Sounds too authoritarian to me for a supposedly free country.


Look, you're a far rightist, we get it. You still have not, even from your far right position, been able to point to one single policy position or one action Obama has taken as president that indicates even left-of-center positioning, let alone hard left. If all you're concerned about is what he was doing in college, well, fark, he wrote about it, in that book that you keep harping on. If that's what the coverup is... Shiat, that's the worst coverup ever! I know that if I was trying to cover something up I wouldn't write it in a book published for mass consumption!
 
2012-11-02 04:55:21 PM
Obama really needs to release his college records just like Romney did. Oh, right.
 
2012-11-02 04:55:43 PM

CorporatePerson: Because you just say a bunch of baseless nonsense and deflect away when someone asks you to back up your words with examples?


No. What you are asking me to do is sum up almost 4 years of an administration's turn to the left when all I wanted to do was make a point about another commenter's position. As far as I am concerned I am off topic.

And like I said, I already know what is going to happen.

So here you go, 1st off, Affordable Care Act. That is a turn to the left. We have now established that government is going to dictate our health insurance issues to us. This is just the 1st step. Now I understand that this bill, is nowhere close to where you lefties want to go, but hang tight because it's a great 1st step. Congrats on that.
 
2012-11-02 04:57:34 PM

internut scholar: So here you go, 1st off, Affordable Care Act. That is a turn to the left. We have now established that government is going to dictate our health insurance issues to us. This is just the 1st step. Now I understand that this bill, is nowhere close to where you lefties want to go, but hang tight because it's a great 1st step. Congrats on that.


So the Republican health care plan from 1996, authored by the Heritage Foundation, that cements the private nature of health insurance is a turn to the left?
 
2012-11-02 04:57:45 PM

rufus-t-firefly: Difficulty: you can't use ObamaCare unless you want to call Romney a leftist too.


Too late. lol

And I agree with you.
 
2012-11-02 04:58:17 PM

rufus-t-firefly: lennavan: internut scholar: I don't care that Obama gravitated towards leftist his whole life I just want people to know about it so that they can make their own judgment call. If that works for you then do it, if not, at least you know.

No one on the left thinks he gravited left. He's a centrist. You have no farking clue what you're talking about. I didn't vote for him in the 2008 primary.

I'm in Texas. I was seriously tempted to vote Green since, you know, my vote means jack shiat. But I have come to despise the Teabaggers and the Evangelicals who have put aside their hatred of Mormonism so they can "take their country back that I voted Obama because anyone they hate so much has to have a lot going for him.

If anyone can tell you that Obama is no leftist, it's a leftist.


Oh yeah. I'll admit, as a leftist, I'm jealous of the Tea Party. It would be really nice to see a leftist equivalent rise up that garners equal attention. I'd also love to see the libertarian and green candidates hit 5%. Not that I'd vote libertarian, just that I think more viable parties would be a good thing. I didn't vote green, she wasn't on the ballot.
 
2012-11-02 04:58:36 PM
Paul Ryan stopped by to say that his GPA was 4.0, he double-majored, and he completed college in under three years, can't remember exactly how long, but definitely in the high twos.
 
2012-11-02 04:59:20 PM

internut scholar: rufus-t-firefly: So, you're either trolling in this thread, or you're not exactly living up to that whole selfishness "virtue."

Dude, if you needed a hand I would be the 1st to help you out. In fact I'm probably headed over to NJ tomorrow morning to volunteer.


Then you should utterly reject Ayn Rand and anyone who professes her as his reason for entering public service and credits her for teaching him what his values and beliefs are. If Paul Ryan was telling the truth to the Atlas Society, he believes you're a farking sap for giving someone a hand and volunteering to help people after a disaster. Ayn Rand definitely would think you were pathetic.

I grew up reading Ayn Rand and it taught me quite a bit about who I am and what my value systems are, and what my beliefs are. It's inspired me so much that it's required reading in my office for all my interns and my staff.

But the reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand.

It's so important that we go back to our roots to look at Ayn Rand's vision, her writings, to see what our girding, under-grounding [sic] principles are.

Because there is no better place to find the moral case for capitalism and individualism than through Ayn Rand's writings and works.


And yet you'd be happy to let a man like that become president if something should happen to Mitt Romney?

If you really DO vote your values, you'd reject Objectivism as intrinsically evil.
 
2012-11-02 04:59:59 PM

czetie: Paul Ryan stopped by to say that his GPA was 4.0, he double-majored, and he completed college in under three years, can't remember exactly how long, but definitely in the high twos.


Was he flexing while he casually dropped this information?
 
2012-11-02 05:00:31 PM

rufus-t-firefly: If you really DO vote your values, you'd reject Objectivism as intrinsically evil.


Talk of helping anyone is cheap and look at what he's supported ITT. He's a far right authoritarian, Objectivism is right up his alley.
 
2012-11-02 05:00:39 PM

A Dark Evil Omen: So the Republican health care plan from 1996, authored by the Heritage Foundation, that cements the private nature of health insurance is a turn to the left?


Actually, yes. I don't like it. I don't like it then either.

Another one. THe Auto bail out and Cash for Clunkers.

Another one: Green Energy. Volt, Solindra ect.

Another one: pulling the drilling permits in the gulf.
 
2012-11-02 05:00:49 PM

internut scholar: So here you go, 1st off, Affordable Care Act. That is a turn to the left.


The Republicans proposed the Affordable Care Act decades ago. That's an enormous turn to the right. Not only did the (R)'s get what they wanted, they stalled real liberal (lefty) ideals for at least a decade. No one's gonna want to re-fight health care any day soon, right after we got the ACA. There are liberals out there who support repeal of the ACA for just that reason.

internut scholar: We have now established that government is going to dictate our health insurance issues to us.


I prefer the government making the rules to the health insurance companies having no rules and dictating the terms of our care to us using profits as the sole motive.
 
2012-11-02 05:00:52 PM

internut scholar: rufus-t-firefly: Difficulty: you can't use ObamaCare unless you want to call Romney a leftist too.

Too late. lol

And I agree with you.


Okay, I gotta give you credit for that one.
 
2012-11-02 05:02:02 PM

odinsposse: Obama really needs to release his college records just like Romney did. Oh, right.


Romney should.
 
2012-11-02 05:02:59 PM

internut scholar: A Dark Evil Omen: So the Republican health care plan from 1996, authored by the Heritage Foundation, that cements the private nature of health insurance is a turn to the left?

Actually, yes. I don't like it. I don't like it then either.

Another one. THe Auto bail out and Cash for Clunkers.

Another one: Green Energy. Volt, Solindra ect.

Another one: pulling the drilling permits in the gulf.


So: Corporate investment, corporate investment, and a brief moratorium that is already well over (and permits are up) on corporate dick-sucking in the wake of a massive environmental disaster.

Boy, these turns to the left look remarkably like right-wing policies.
 
2012-11-02 05:04:02 PM

A Dark Evil Omen: internut scholar: So here you go, 1st off, Affordable Care Act. That is a turn to the left. We have now established that government is going to dictate our health insurance issues to us. This is just the 1st step. Now I understand that this bill, is nowhere close to where you lefties want to go, but hang tight because it's a great 1st step. Congrats on that.

So the Republican health care plan from 1996, authored by the Heritage Foundation, that cements the private nature of health insurance is a turn to the left?


It is not the same plan. Some things are similar, a lot is different. But I don't like that plan either.
 
2012-11-02 05:04:09 PM

internut scholar: Another one: Green Energy. Volt


You know where dependence on oil gets us?

www.csmonitor.com

Who the fark is actually against green energy, except for people who own oil companies?
 
2012-11-02 05:05:09 PM

internut scholar: It is not the same plan. Some things are similar, a lot is different. But I don't like that plan either.


Yes, you're a far rightist trying to accuse someone who is still right-wing of being a leftist because he's not as far right as you. We get it, you have made that abundantly clear.
 
2012-11-02 05:11:51 PM

lennavan: Who the fark is actually against green energy, except for people who own oil companies?


Me. Me. It just isn't economical yet. Maybe in a few hundred years, but unfortunately I don't think we are going to see it.
 
2012-11-02 05:15:36 PM

internut scholar: So the Republican health care plan from 1996, authored by the Heritage Foundation, that cements the private nature of health insurance is a turn to the left?

It is not the same plan. Some things are similar, a lot is different. But I don't like that plan either.


Well if you're a big Ayn Rand fan, the ideal plan would be for the villainous poors to die in the street for not being bootstrappy/resourceful enough to afford insurance.

But if you think Obama's plan is too leftist so you're gonna vote for the guy he stole it from (who also took a hard left in the debates extolling the virtues of government regulation, speaking out against tax cuts for the successful wealthy job creators, and vowing to do away with preexisting conditions) then I don't know what to tell you other than watch less Fox.
 
2012-11-02 05:17:49 PM

internut scholar: lennavan: Who the fark is actually against green energy, except for people who own oil companies?

Me. Me. It just isn't economical yet.


So you're for it. You just think it's too expensive. A single F-22 Raptor costs the military over $400 million. I certainly hope in your discussion of what is and is not economical, you have factored in enormous reductions in military spending. Because I'm thinkin we could cut three F-22's from the budget and use that $1 Billion to subsidize green energy until it is economical. I imagine Russia would still not invade if we were down 3 F-22's.
 
2012-11-02 05:22:16 PM

CorporatePerson: But if you think Obama's plan is too leftist so you're gonna vote for the guy he stole it from


I have to tell you, I am not happy about that. But there are more than just one issue to consider. I actually think (hope) Romney will balance the budget. That is my main concern right now.

If they don't get that under control we are all f-ed.
 
2012-11-02 05:22:55 PM

internut scholar: lennavan: Who the fark is actually against green energy, except for people who own oil companies?

Me. Me. It just isn't economical yet. Maybe in a few hundred years, but unfortunately I don't think we are going to see it.


i865.photobucket.com


Link

Wind power accounted for 6.9% of the electricity generated in Texas during 2011.
 
2012-11-02 05:23:27 PM

lennavan: factored in enormous reductions in military spending


I could go for that. We have to cut spending. Have to.
 
2012-11-02 05:24:09 PM

internut scholar: CorporatePerson: But if you think Obama's plan is too leftist so you're gonna vote for the guy he stole it from

I have to tell you, I am not happy about that. But there are more than just one issue to consider. I actually think (hope) Romney will balance the budget. That is my main concern right now.

If they don't get that under control we are all f-ed.


But he's going to increase military spending while cutting further into revenues? What makes you think his plans will balance the budget?
 
2012-11-02 05:24:13 PM

internut scholar: I have to tell you, I am not happy about that. But there are more than just one issue to consider. I actually think (hope) Romney will balance the budget. That is my main concern right now.

If they don't get that under control we are all f-ed.


By cutting taxes and increasing military spending? I mean, I kinda want Romney to win too because I'm pretty sure one or two more Republican administrations will completely destroy the economy. I can't imagine voting for him to improve anything, though.
 
2012-11-02 05:32:17 PM
Ok but WHAT ABOUT BUELLER??? IS HE OK?? 
 
2012-11-02 05:38:56 PM

CorporatePerson: But he's going to increase military spending while cutting further into revenues? What makes you think his plans will balance the budget?


You know what? He probably won't be able to get it done. In the debate he talked about cutting funding to PBS, and people went nuts. When we start having to make cuts to pay our bills people are going to lose their shiat.

We are probably going to have to default on our debt. before things get better.

Question, you think Obama will?
 
2012-11-02 05:39:10 PM

internut scholar: CorporatePerson: But if you think Obama's plan is too leftist so you're gonna vote for the guy he stole it from

I have to tell you, I am not happy about that. But there are more than just one issue to consider. I actually think (hope) Romney will balance the budget. That is my main concern right now.

If they don't get that under control we are all f-ed.


I dunno, man. Obama has managed to reduce the deficit. Albeit, not as much as I'd like (I'd kind of like to see it _closed_), but given that he can't raise revenue without the cooperation of congress, which can't even pass a budget, and has achieved it all through increasing internal efficiency and cutting costs on the operational end I do think he deserves some credit.

Also, given that Romney's stated plan for killing the deficit is literally mathematically impossible (the total sum of all deductions is less than 10% of the deficit, since he's promised to cut no programs and raise no taxes that's literally impossible, not just the "too hard" meaning of impossible usually used in politics), he's demonstrated no real grasp of finance beyond the principle of leverage and conversion of long-term assets for short-term gain ("vulture capitalism") and his backers explicitly want to broaden the deficit... well, let's just say that it puts my mild discomfort with Obama's sometimes not-hugely-effective approach to budgeting in perspective.
 
2012-11-02 05:44:12 PM

internut scholar: In the debate he talked about cutting funding to PBS, and people went nuts. When we start having to make cuts to pay our bills people are going to lose their shiat.


PBS isn't really "funded" in the traditional sense. They get a few million nationwide for specific educational program, but the network itself is primarily "funded" by giving it a chunk of the EM spectrum in which to broadcast. Can't really convert that one to quick cash, man.

We are probably going to have to default on our debt. before things get better.

Question, you think Obama will?


Given that a huge chunk of the economy relies very directly on the US's central bank having a good credit rating, default's not gonna happen. Maybe deferred payment on some bonds, but that's about it.
 
2012-11-02 05:49:26 PM
This pretty much sums up this thread. The Fark Progressive Brigade does not ask questions of Dear Leader, and neither should you.
 
2012-11-02 05:52:50 PM

Jim_Callahan: Given that a huge chunk of the economy relies very directly on the US's central bank having a good credit rating, default's not gonna happen. Maybe deferred payment on some bonds, but that's about it.


I hope you are right. I really do.

It was nice chatting with you all. But it's now Beer:30, and you thought I was full of derp now, you should see me hurr on some suds.

Good luck on Tues comrades. If Romney wins I will be back to say hi, if he loses I will be in my bunker planning Palin 16'.
 
2012-11-02 05:56:07 PM

Maud Dib: internut scholar: lennavan: Who the fark is actually against green energy, except for people who own oil companies?

Me. Me. It just isn't economical yet. Maybe in a few hundred years, but unfortunately I don't think we are going to see it.

[i865.photobucket.com image 157x88]


Link

Wind power accounted for 6.9% of the electricity generated in Texas during 2011.


I could tell you all about how coal pays for that, but you would just post a lol cat, and defeat my entire arguement.

/Gone for real this time
 
2012-11-02 05:59:03 PM

internut scholar: CorporatePerson: But he's going to increase military spending while cutting further into revenues? What makes you think his plans will balance the budget?

You know what? He probably won't be able to get it done. In the debate he talked about cutting funding to PBS, and people went nuts. When we start having to make cuts to pay our bills people are going to lose their shiat.

We are probably going to have to default on our debt. before things get better.

Question, you think Obama will?


Obama's at least willing to consider both spending cuts as well as revenue increases. Obama's already cut from Medicare (and taken a bunch of flack for it from the right). Romney and the Republicans have signed a loyalty oath to a lobbyist promising to never even consider any legislation that would increase tax revenues.
 
2012-11-02 05:59:30 PM

SouthParkCon: This pretty much sums up this thread. The Fark Progressive Brigade does not ask questions of Dear Leader, and neither should you.


As a member of the Fark Progressive Brigade, I have LOTS of questions for Dear Leader:

WTF are we doing with the drones?

NDAA?!?

Why is the DEA harassing dispensaries?

...and more.

That said, PBO is LIGHTYEARS better than Mitt Romney. As a leader, and as a person.
 
2012-11-02 06:10:58 PM
So better than the last Republican President then?
 
2012-11-02 06:25:29 PM

Altair: Ok but WHAT ABOUT BUELLER??? IS HE OK??


home.xnet.com
 
2012-11-02 06:27:51 PM

SouthParkCon: This pretty much sums up this thread. The Fark Progressive Brigade does not ask questions of Dear Leader, and neither should you.


I guess one question I have for Dear Leader is how can you sleep at night when the majority of your nation is starving and in the dark while you fund stupid pet nuclear projects.

Oh wait...you weren't talking about Kim Jong Il were you? You were trying to be cute and funny by calling Obama "Dear Leader".

It's not cute or funny, in fact the only way it's funny is because this is the best you can do at humor and it's pathetic and sad to watch.
 
2012-11-02 07:01:41 PM
Thank you Simone.

/Really, I'm the first?
 
2012-11-02 07:18:29 PM
Has anyone said, "SO?"?
 
2012-11-02 07:20:10 PM
Trolled thread.
 
2012-11-02 07:20:38 PM
I like the way that they stress that this is a credible source and then say that he is a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur. is the fact that he is rich make him credible?
 
2012-11-02 07:29:27 PM
Wait... I'm confused, what's wrong with a 2.6 GPA? It's a C average. Not fantastic, but it isnt a 1.6 or something.
 
2012-11-02 07:35:50 PM

sirbissel: Wait... I'm confused, what's wrong with a 2.6 GPA? It's a C average. Not fantastic, but it isnt a 1.6 or something.


A 2.0 is straight-Cs. 2.6 implies Bs and maybe even some As.
 
2012-11-02 07:59:09 PM

rufus-t-firefly: czetie: Paul Ryan stopped by to say that his GPA was 4.0, he double-majored, and he completed college in under three years, can't remember exactly how long, but definitely in the high twos.

Was he flexing while he casually dropped this information?




No, just a bit of "pseudo-intellectual snobbery" that he obtained from going to a "liberal indoctrination mill"....I mean...College.

Try to keep up man....
 
2012-11-02 08:56:04 PM
He graduated Magna cum laude from Harvard Law; at my school, that was 3.65. You're barking up the wrong tree.
 
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