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(Wisconsin Gazette)   HULK SMASH Paul Ryan right out of his Congressional District   (wisconsingazette.com ) divider line
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2012-11-04 08:15:56 PM  
I smell desperation!
 
2012-11-04 08:20:18 PM  
Puny Congressman!
 
2012-11-04 08:23:26 PM  
Well, we told you not to make him angry.
 
2012-11-04 08:34:59 PM  
If you're getting a Hulk to call me, it had better be Bill Bixby or Lou Ferrigno.
 
2012-11-04 08:38:08 PM  
Puny objectivist.
 
2012-11-04 08:41:41 PM  
This is why the Democrats will NOT take back the House. They are more obsessed with taking out Ryan and Michele Bachmann then actually going after winnable seats.
 
2012-11-04 08:43:26 PM  
I would really like to have a local reporter from that House district interview Ruffalo, to see if he could name one business or district-specific political issue.
 
2012-11-04 08:45:25 PM  

kronicfeld: Puny objectivist.


Actually, early Amazing Spider-Man comics had an objectivist bent.

See, Steve Ditko, co-creator of Spider-Man, is one of those crazy Ayn Rand followers, and tried to work a lot of Objectivist stuff into the book. Thankfully, Stan Lee's dialog diluted the effect so Spider-Man didn't suck.

However, when Ditko went out on his own, all the rest of his characters were infused with his Randroid notions... The Question, The Creeper, Hawk and Dove, and most notably, Mr. A

Thankfully, Squirrel Girl escaped this horrible fate.

And Ditko... well, he's so crazty, he doesn't accept money for the Spider-Man movies, and uses original art worth thousands of dollars as cutting boards for his vegetables.

/Remember, kids, Objectivism is a sickness.
 
2012-11-04 08:49:16 PM  
"Hi, this is Mark Ruffalo. You may know me as The Hulk in the Avengers...

Meanwhile over at Ryan campaign HQ...

i293.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-04 08:56:36 PM  

gerrymander: I would really like to have a local reporter from that House district interview Ruffalo, to see if he could name one business or district-specific political issue.


Because he grew up there and couldn't possibly remember anything from his childhood?
Because BUSINESS is more important than citizens??

LOL
 
2012-11-04 08:57:27 PM  

mikemoto: This is why the Democrats will NOT take back the House. They are more obsessed with taking out Ryan and Michele Bachmann then actually going after winnable seats.


Eh. A district polling R +8 is worth the effort of a pre-recorded celebrity phone call or two. Probably not going to happen, but still worth trying.
 
2012-11-04 08:58:09 PM  

mikemoto: This is why the Democrats will NOT take back the House. They are more obsessed with taking out Ryan and Michele Bachmann then actually going after winnable seats.


We should be taking the fight to them in EVERY seat. People vote republican because democrats don't put up good alternatives. That has to change.
 
2012-11-04 09:06:53 PM  

mikemoto: This is why the Democrats will NOT take back the House. They are more obsessed with taking out Ryan and Michele Bachmann then actually going after winnable seats.


Because an actor recording a robocall for a House race in his hometown takes such time and effort away from a house race in another state.
 
2012-11-04 09:12:02 PM  
If Ryan lost his seat too, I think I would bust a nut laughing.
 
2012-11-04 09:13:54 PM  

namatad: gerrymander: I would really like to have a local reporter from that House district interview Ruffalo, to see if he could name one business or district-specific political issue.

Because he grew up there and couldn't possibly remember anything from his childhood?
Because BUSINESS is more important than citizens??

LOL


Dude. I live in the same city I grew up in, but on those occasions when I pass by the old neighborhood I'm constantly surprised at what old businesses have closed/changed/whatever. If you're not living in the area, you miss out on a lot -- and that includes political issues.

And maybe it's missed your notice, but BUSINESSES are run by, and serve customers who are, PEOPLE.
 
2012-11-04 09:19:12 PM  
HULK WANT new 9/11 investigation.
 
2012-11-04 09:33:24 PM  
Is he going to let the person he call in on his secret? That he's always mad... about what Paul Ryan has done!

/Seriously... that was a bad line in a good movie
 
2012-11-04 09:55:16 PM  
Why on Earth would you not do the call as the Hulk? That would be hilarious.
 
2012-11-04 09:57:05 PM  

mikemoto: This is why the Democrats will NOT take back the House. They are more obsessed with taking out Ryan and Michele Bachmann then actually going after winnable seats.


www.usnews.com
 
2012-11-04 10:20:13 PM  

vartian: mikemoto: This is why the Democrats will NOT take back the House. They are more obsessed with taking out Ryan and Michele Bachmann then actually going after winnable seats.

[www.usnews.com image 315x236]


That's got to be a GOP rally. Pelosi was fantastic, never lost a vote in 4 years, and passed a single-payer bill. Boehner lost a vote in his first 48 hours as Speaker.

And getting back the House really isn't feasible this time around. But the Senate stayed Democratic against all odds.
 
2012-11-05 01:03:50 AM  

simplicimus: Puny Congressman!


Best moment in The Avengers, hand down.

/well, giant fists down at any rate.
 
2012-11-05 01:24:21 AM  

gerrymander: Dude. I live in the same city I grew up in, but on those occasions when I pass by the old neighborhood I'm constantly surprised at what old businesses have closed/changed/whatever. If you're not living in the area, you miss out on a lot -- and that includes political issues.



Ruffalo is a very political guy. I'm sure he's aware of what's going on "back home." I'm also pretty sure he knows whether he wants an Ayn Rand dumbass representing his old stomping grounds.
 
2012-11-05 02:57:51 AM  
Whenever Mark Ruffalo gets angry or outraged about his home state, a startling metamorphosis occurs....
 
2012-11-05 03:00:08 AM  

GAT_00: vartian: mikemoto: This is why the Democrats will NOT take back the House. They are more obsessed with taking out Ryan and Michele Bachmann then actually going after winnable seats.

[www.usnews.com image 315x236]

That's got to be a GOP rally. Pelosi was fantastic, never lost a vote in 4 years, and passed a single-payer bill. Boehner lost a vote in his first 48 hours as Speaker.

And getting back the House really isn't feasible this time around. But the Senate stayed Democratic against all odds.


Seeing as how I can't see a single minority in the crowd, I'm pretty sure you can guess which party it is.
 
2012-11-05 03:00:09 AM  

brianbankerus: simplicimus: Puny Congressman!

Best moment in The Avengers, hand down.

/well, giant fists down at any rate.


Yes, that is the best bit, but for me it has equal footing with the bit where Hulk and Thor kill that flying thing and smash into grand central, they stand there for a bit and then Hulk side-punches Thor. That bit actually made me LOL irl. The entire farking theater turned around to look at me at that point.
 
2012-11-05 03:04:25 AM  
Won't be long until a Clint Eastwood/Chuck Norris fan comes in to decry how the Hollywood types should stay out of politics
 
2012-11-05 03:06:56 AM  

Smoking GNU: brianbankerus: simplicimus: Puny Congressman!

Best moment in The Avengers, hand down.

/well, giant fists down at any rate.

Yes, that is the best bit, but for me it has equal footing with the bit where Hulk and Thor kill that flying thing and smash into grand central, they stand there for a bit and then Hulk side-punches Thor. That bit actually made me LOL irl. The entire farking theater turned around to look at me at that point.


Really? Because everyone in the theater laughed at that.
 
2012-11-05 03:12:24 AM  

mikemoto: This is why the Democrats will NOT take back the House. They are more obsessed with taking out Ryan and Michele Bachmann then actually going after winnable seats.


What does this have anything to do with the DFL and going after seats? Did they spend any money here? The article doesn't say. This is about one guy doing some robo calls. Calm the fark down.

/and Bachmann's district has been winnable in the past and she is in a competitive race this time around as well
 
2012-11-05 03:16:19 AM  
Good luck ousting any of these assholes. The districts are gerrymandered to shiat, and at least here in Ohio, the GOP has managed to make it as difficult as possible to fix.

We've got an issue on the ballot that would take redistricting out of the politicians' hands, and into those of a bipartisan appointed panel with specific rules. Since this is Ohio, the Republican-written language on the ballot was completely insane and biased, which lead to a liberal uproar. So did the GOP rewrite the blurb to be more accurate? Nope. They put the legal text of the entire issue on the ballot. Takes like an entire page, and is impossible to decipher unless you already knew what it was talking about.
 
2012-11-05 03:19:39 AM  

INeedAName: Smoking GNU: brianbankerus: simplicimus: Puny Congressman!

Best moment in The Avengers, hand down.

/well, giant fists down at any rate.

Yes, that is the best bit, but for me it has equal footing with the bit where Hulk and Thor kill that flying thing and smash into grand central, they stand there for a bit and then Hulk side-punches Thor. That bit actually made me LOL irl. The entire farking theater turned around to look at me at that point.

Really? Because everyone in the theater laughed at that.


I might just want to add that i live in a country of average intelligence rednecks of many racial groups. Most of the time their sense of humour is more, how shall we put it, less intellectual. Salt of the earth, common clay. You know, morons.
 
2012-11-05 03:24:33 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: /Remember, kids, Objectivism is a sickness.


Yep. This.

/And yet people still love the Objectivism-inspired asshole named Rorschach.
 
2012-11-05 03:27:38 AM  
Who?

And I repeat: Who?
 
2012-11-05 03:33:09 AM  
Ruffalo ruffalo Ruffalo ruffalo ruffalo ruffalo Ruffalo ruffalo.
 
2012-11-05 03:40:40 AM  

wildcardjack: Who?

And I repeat: Who?


Paul Ryan, he's running for Vice President.
 
2012-11-05 03:41:24 AM  
Seriously? No one else thought of this?

i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-05 03:41:54 AM  

Mrbogey: Is he going to let the person he call in on his secret? That he's always mad... about what Paul Ryan has done!

/Seriously... that was a bad line in a good movie


Huh. I liked that line. Twists expectations, in typical Joss Whedon style. Also, I liked Ruffalo's work in that movie, although I couldn't have picked him out of a lineup prior to seeing it.
 
2012-11-05 03:43:48 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: mikemoto: This is why the Democrats will NOT take back the House. They are more obsessed with taking out Ryan and Michele Bachmann then actually going after winnable seats.

Because an actor recording a robocall for a House race in his hometown takes such time and effort away from a house race in another state.


So you're saying several dollars and that fifteen minutes might have been put to better use?
 
2012-11-05 03:54:59 AM  
Bit late.
 
2012-11-05 03:55:26 AM  

dkendr: I smell desperation!


Well, Ruffalo's one of Ryan's constituents, so hey, why not?
 
2012-11-05 04:00:26 AM  

schrodinger: Seriously? No one else thought of this?

[i.imgur.com image 731x1233]


oh i thought of it. just lost the enthusiasm to track down the pic and show it.
 
2012-11-05 04:00:35 AM  

James F. Campbell: FirstNationalBastard: /Remember, kids, Objectivism is a sickness.

Yep. This.

/And yet people still love the Objectivism-inspired asshole named Rorschach.


Rorschach wasn't someone to look up to. He was a fascinating character who grew up in bad circumstances and tried to do good. Ultimately what he saw and experienced broke him, turning him from someone the Nite Owl could trust & work with into a violent loner. As a reader, yeah, i loved the character, but not because of who or what he was, but because it was so well written. The little hints and flashbacks they dropped along the way filled out his backstory, and made you understand what made him that way. You had some sympathy for him, even though he wasn't someone to admire.

In the comic, my favorite moment was when he walked into a bar full of tough guys and got the info he wanted - not by beating someone until they cracked, but by torturing one particular person while the rest of the bar watched. The tough guys are so sickened by what they were seeing that they gave him the info to get him to stop. The low-life tough-guys had more empathy then the hero.
 
2012-11-05 04:02:10 AM  

Ambivalence: mikemoto: This is why the Democrats will NOT take back the House. They are more obsessed with taking out Ryan and Michele Bachmann then actually going after winnable seats.

We should be taking the fight to them in EVERY seat. People vote republican because democrats don't put up good alternatives. That has to change.


This pretty much. It works too. During the last Presidential election the Democrats contested pretty much every race in every state. It's the only way for them to consistently beat the GOP because they don't have quite as rich of a donor base (Not so many billionaires lining up to give the Democrats millions of dollars to win elections, funny that) but they have a much larger ground organization than the GOP could ever hope to have. Hell, even paying the daily rate the GOP can't compete with what the Democrats get for free, which then further goes to drain their billionaire-backed war chest.

It's an effective strategy because it diffuses the effect the big money donors and PACS have on races. A PAC spending 10 million on media buys isn't as effective if they have to spread it over 20 Cities instead of just 5.
 
2012-11-05 04:07:24 AM  

This Face Left Blank: James F. Campbell: FirstNationalBastard: /Remember, kids, Objectivism is a sickness.

Yep. This.

/And yet people still love the Objectivism-inspired asshole named Rorschach.

Rorschach wasn't someone to look up to. He was a fascinating character who grew up in bad circumstances and tried to do good. Ultimately what he saw and experienced broke him, turning him from someone the Nite Owl could trust & work with into a violent loner. As a reader, yeah, i loved the character, but not because of who or what he was, but because it was so well written. The little hints and flashbacks they dropped along the way filled out his backstory, and made you understand what made him that way. You had some sympathy for him, even though he wasn't someone to admire.

In the comic, my favorite moment was when he walked into a bar full of tough guys and got the info he wanted - not by beating someone until they cracked, but by torturing one particular person while the rest of the bar watched. The tough guys are so sickened by what they were seeing that they gave him the info to get him to stop. The low-life tough-guys had more empathy then the hero.


Rorschach is great because he lives by his principles. He did an honest day's work for an honest day's pay. He never lied. He never did compromise. We all do, every day.
 
2012-11-05 04:32:41 AM  

mikemoto: They are more obsessed with taking out Ryan and Michele Bachmann then actually going after winnable seats.


If the Republican party didn't have to pay attention to completely crackers idiots, maybe they wouldn't need to take the house in order to get the country actually doing shiat.
 
2012-11-05 04:36:33 AM  
how does he run for Vice President and his house seat? what a jerk.
 
2012-11-05 04:45:54 AM  

BalugaJoe: how does he run for Vice President and his house seat? what a jerk.


He phones it in just like the big name on the ticket. Come to think of it... Ryan pretty much is the big name on the ticket. But sort of in the "Red Sonya starring Arnold Schwartzinegger" way.
 
2012-11-05 04:46:22 AM  
I think I'm not alone when I say, Who?
 
2012-11-05 04:53:09 AM  

moothemagiccow: Rorschach is great because he lives by his principles. He did an honest day's work for an honest day's pay. He never lied. He never did compromise. We all do, every day.


Grown adult learning to compromise? Next you'll be telling me that children are encouraged to share and cooperate with each other.

Moore is pretty clear that he intended Rorschach to be a total nutcase. Sympathetic, maybe, but definitely not a role model that anyone should follow.
 
2012-11-05 04:55:28 AM  

moothemagiccow: Rorschach is great because he lives by his principles. He did an honest day's work for an honest day's pay. He never lied. He never did compromise. We all do, every day.


When did "compromise" become a dirty word ? The concept of democracy IMPLIES compromise.
 
2012-11-05 04:56:29 AM  

schrodinger: moothemagiccow: Rorschach is great because he lives by his principles. He did an honest day's work for an honest day's pay. He never lied. He never did compromise. We all do, every day.

Grown adult learning to compromise? Next you'll be telling me that children are encouraged to share and cooperate with each other.

Moore is pretty clear that he intended Rorschach to be a total nutcase. Sympathetic, maybe, but definitely not a role model that anyone should follow.


How odd, considering that Moore is a tota-----
 
2012-11-05 05:08:07 AM  

James F. Campbell: FirstNationalBastard: /Remember, kids, Objectivism is a sickness.

Yep. This.

/And yet people still love the Objectivism-inspired asshole named Rorschach.


Yeah, but we love him as a deranged anti-hero. We know he's sick in the head, but we like who he's targeted.
 
2012-11-05 05:10:32 AM  

schrodinger: Seriously? No one else thought of this?

[i.imgur.com image 731x1233]


That is @#$%ing awesome. Amazing. Ganked.
 
2012-11-05 05:17:06 AM  

James F. Campbell: FirstNationalBastard: /Remember, kids, Objectivism is a sickness.

Yep. This.

/And yet people still love the Objectivism-inspired asshole named Rorschach.


Because he IS an asshole.
 
2012-11-05 05:23:30 AM  

mikemoto: This is why the Democrats will NOT take back the House. They are more obsessed with taking out Ryan and Michele Bachmann then actually going after winnable seats.


There aren't many winnable seats, and the DCCC is going after what few there are. Gerrymandering over the last few years has left congress increasingly safe from any sort of substantial change.
 
2012-11-05 05:32:13 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Well, we told you not to make him angry.


He's always angry.


shower_in_my_socks: gerrymander: Dude. I live in the same city I grew up in, but on those occasions when I pass by the old neighborhood I'm constantly surprised at what old businesses have closed/changed/whatever. If you're not living in the area, you miss out on a lot -- and that includes political issues.

Ruffalo is a very political guy. I'm sure he's aware of what's going on "back home." I'm also pretty sure he knows whether he wants an Ayn Rand dumbass representing his old stomping grounds.


HULK STOMP?
 
2012-11-05 05:40:41 AM  

mikemoto: This is why the Democrats will NOT take back the House. They are more obsessed with taking out Ryan and Michele Bachmann then actually going after winnable seats.


Given that Ruffalo likely volunteered, it doesn't seem like that considerable an expense. Or are you just mad that anyone is actively trying to campaign against Paul Ryan?
 
2012-11-05 06:01:54 AM  
Nothing would make me change my vote like a robocall from some rich celebrity completely removed from reality. Yeah, that would do it.
 
2012-11-05 06:10:15 AM  

manfriend: Nothing would make me change my vote like a robocall from some rich celebrity completely removed from reality. Yeah, that would do it.


Guess someone should tell Eastwood he can stop filibustering the patio furniture.
 
2012-11-05 06:27:49 AM  

Smoking GNU: brianbankerus: simplicimus: Puny Congressman!

Best moment in The Avengers, hand down.

/well, giant fists down at any rate.

Yes, that is the best bit, but for me it has equal footing with the bit where Hulk and Thor kill that flying thing and smash into grand central, they stand there for a bit and then Hulk side-punches Thor. That bit actually made me LOL irl. The entire farking theater turned around to look at me at that point.


That was kinda funny... when everybody looked at you like you were insane.
 
2012-11-05 06:29:38 AM  

stoli n coke: manfriend: Nothing would make me change my vote like a robocall from some rich celebrity completely removed from reality. Yeah, that would do it.

Guess someone should tell Eastwood he can stop filibustering the patio furniture.


"Funny" button for you.
 
2012-11-05 06:32:22 AM  

mikemoto: This is why the Democrats will NOT take back the House. They are more obsessed with taking out Ryan and Michele Bachmann then actually going after winnable seats.


stopped reading posts after this above. taking out Bachmann and Ryan (and Cantor) is important. probably won't happen. but.... keep telling yourself that it is not significant.
 
2012-11-05 06:54:42 AM  

gingerjet: mikemoto: This is why the Democrats will NOT take back the House. They are more obsessed with taking out Ryan and Michele Bachmann then actually going after winnable seats.

What does this have anything to do with the DFL and going after seats? Did they spend any money here? The article doesn't say. This is about one guy doing some robo calls. Calm the fark down.

/and Bachmann's district has been winnable in the past and she is in a competitive race this time around as well


a. Bachmann was not defeated in 2006 and 2008 which were very friendly wave years to the Democrats.
b. Her district was made even more Republican, partly by the Democratic governor, as a way to vote sink Republicans in Minnesota
c. While she is in a competitive race, she is still polling above 50%, meaning that you would have to get some of her supporters to switch
d. As for Ryan's seat, he has been ahead by at lesat 8 points in every poll of his race
e. Kathy Hochul in upstate New York is an incumbent Democrat currently locked in a nearly tied race. Wouldn't be a much better idea to send Bill Clinton to her district than to St Cloud, Mn?
 
2012-11-05 07:08:27 AM  
Well, an actor thinks we should vote for Obama, it must be the right call!
 
2012-11-05 07:40:01 AM  

mikemoto: This is why the Democrats will NOT take back the House. They are more obsessed with taking out Ryan and Michele Bachmann then actually going after winnable seats.


Thanks to Republican gerrymandering, there are very few winnable seats. They're doing everything possible to ensure one-party rule for an entire generation.

The problem isn't choosing between "winnable seats" and "safely Republican seats." The problem is not having enough funds to go after every single possible seat.
 
2012-11-05 07:44:21 AM  

gerrymander: I would really like to have a local reporter from that House district interview Ruffalo Ryan, to see if he could name one business or district-specific political reality based issue.



FTFY


Now run along and demand congress repeal obamacare by itself some more.
 
2012-11-05 07:46:09 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: If you're getting a Hulk to call me, it had better be Bill Bixby or Lou Ferrigno.


If it's Bixby, this music should be playing in the background.
 
2012-11-05 07:48:16 AM  

gerrymander: I would really like to have a local reporter from that House district interview Ruffalo, to see if he could name one business or district-specific political issue.


You really think people in the district care more about the traffic light on main street than the economy, healthcare, medicare, debt, jobs, etc.?
 
2012-11-05 07:52:20 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: See, Steve Ditko, co-creator of Spider-Man, is one of those crazy Ayn Rand followers, and tried to work a lot of Objectivist stuff into the book. Thankfully, Stan Lee's dialog diluted the effect so Spider-Man didn't suck.


Objectivist Spider-Man: "With great power, comes great entitlement."
 
2012-11-05 07:56:45 AM  

simplicimus: Puny Congressman!


A billion jillion Internets to anyone who can make an animated .gif of Hulk smacking Ryan into the floor over and over like a ragdoll.
 
2012-11-05 08:03:16 AM  

quatchi: "Hi, this is Mark Ruffalo. You may know me as The Hulk in the Avengers...

Meanwhile over at Ryan campaign HQ...


I know him as inspector David Toschi in Zodiac.
 
2012-11-05 08:12:02 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: kronicfeld: Puny objectivist.

Actually, early Amazing Spider-Man comics had an objectivist bent.

See, Steve Ditko, co-creator of Spider-Man, is one of those crazy Ayn Rand followers, and tried to work a lot of Objectivist stuff into the book. Thankfully, Stan Lee's dialog diluted the effect so Spider-Man didn't suck.

However, when Ditko went out on his own, all the rest of his characters were infused with his Randroid notions... The Question, The Creeper, Hawk and Dove, and most notably, Mr. A

Thankfully, Squirrel Girl escaped this horrible fate.

And Ditko... well, he's so crazty, he doesn't accept money for the Spider-Man movies, and uses original art worth thousands of dollars as cutting boards for his vegetables.

/Remember, kids, Objectivism is a sickness.


..I... i liked Hawk and Dove... both versions (Hank and Don, then Hank and Dawn). :(
 
2012-11-05 08:12:43 AM  
Genosha?
 
2012-11-05 08:48:07 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Hi, I'm the ghost of Ayn Rand. You might remember me from my horrible books and philosophies that damned my spirit to wonder the Earth for all eternity. I'm calling to tell you takers to vote for my disciple, Paul Ryan. Only when we have slashed all safety nets and allowed millions of you parasitic takers to die prematurely from starvation and poor healthcare will the wealthy of this country truly be able to prosper. So, vote Paul Ryan on Tuesday, then get back to work, you lazy plebs.
 
2012-11-05 08:55:44 AM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: FirstNationalBastard: kronicfeld: Puny objectivist.

Actually, early Amazing Spider-Man comics had an objectivist bent.

See, Steve Ditko, co-creator of Spider-Man, is one of those crazy Ayn Rand followers, and tried to work a lot of Objectivist stuff into the book. Thankfully, Stan Lee's dialog diluted the effect so Spider-Man didn't suck.

However, when Ditko went out on his own, all the rest of his characters were infused with his Randroid notions... The Question, The Creeper, Hawk and Dove, and most notably, Mr. A

Thankfully, Squirrel Girl escaped this horrible fate.

And Ditko... well, he's so crazty, he doesn't accept money for the Spider-Man movies, and uses original art worth thousands of dollars as cutting boards for his vegetables.

/Remember, kids, Objectivism is a sickness.

..I... i liked Hawk and Dove... both versions (Hank and Don, then Hank and Dawn). :(


Hawk and Dove v. 2.0 was a love story... and then one day Hawk went crazy and killed Dove.
 
2012-11-05 09:45:48 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: If you're getting a Hulk to call me, it had better be Bill Bixby or Lou Ferrigno.


Now, now, he wasn't part of the Ang Lee fiasco. He may not have been the best Banner / Hulk, but he did very well. I even think Norton did a pretty good job.

I actually think Ruffalo did better than Norton as the Hulk. Part of that was probably the script and screen time (he didn't have to carry the whole movie), but he really did manage to get the unassuming science guy down.
 
2012-11-05 10:54:01 AM  
It's completly unimportant to run against people like Ryan and Bachmann. I mean, look at Newt Gingrich. His district was so red that no Democrat had a chance. Why even bother running against him?

Until somebody did run against him...and won.
 
2012-11-05 11:17:10 AM  
It's kind of too bad Ruffalo hasn't run against Ryan. He could pull it off.
 
2012-11-05 11:58:57 AM  

gerrymander: namatad: gerrymander: I would really like to have a local reporter from that House district interview Ruffalo, to see if he could name one business or district-specific political issue.

Because he grew up there and couldn't possibly remember anything from his childhood?
Because BUSINESS is more important than citizens??

LOL

Dude. I live in the same city I grew up in, but on those occasions when I pass by the old neighborhood I'm constantly surprised at what old businesses have closed/changed/whatever. If you're not living in the area, you miss out on a lot -- and that includes political issues.

And maybe it's missed your notice, but BUSINESSES are run by, and serve customers who are, PEOPLE.


You think Bachman can count to Potato, let alone understand any part of business?
 
2012-11-05 12:01:03 PM  
Oops, Ryan, not Bachman. Well, same for him. I've seen no sign of sentience in anything he's said, either.
 
2012-11-05 12:10:53 PM  

This Face Left Blank: Rorschach wasn't someone to look up to. He was a fascinating character who grew up in bad circumstances and tried to do good. Ultimately what he saw and experienced broke him, turning him from someone the Nite Owl could trust & work with into a violent loner. As a reader, yeah, i loved the character, but not because of who or what he was, but because it was so well written. The little hints and flashbacks they dropped along the way filled out his backstory, and made you understand what made him that way. You had some sympathy for him, even though he wasn't someone to admire.


Yeah, but lots of people do admire him.
 
2012-11-05 01:14:56 PM  
Well, I just had Pat Boone call my house to tell me to vote for Linda McMahon.
 
2012-11-05 01:16:19 PM  

James F. Campbell: This Face Left Blank: Rorschach wasn't someone to look up to. He was a fascinating character who grew up in bad circumstances and tried to do good. Ultimately what he saw and experienced broke him, turning him from someone the Nite Owl could trust & work with into a violent loner. As a reader, yeah, i loved the character, but not because of who or what he was, but because it was so well written. The little hints and flashbacks they dropped along the way filled out his backstory, and made you understand what made him that way. You had some sympathy for him, even though he wasn't someone to admire.

Yeah, but lots of people do admire him.


People are strange - all kinds and levels of farked-up. Whatever farked-up thing is out there, there's someone, somewhere, into it. Kind of helps me come to terms with the Politics tab.
 
2012-11-05 01:18:44 PM  

James F. Campbell: This Face Left Blank: Rorschach wasn't someone to look up to. He was a fascinating character who grew up in bad circumstances and tried to do good. Ultimately what he saw and experienced broke him, turning him from someone the Nite Owl could trust & work with into a violent loner. As a reader, yeah, i loved the character, but not because of who or what he was, but because it was so well written. The little hints and flashbacks they dropped along the way filled out his backstory, and made you understand what made him that way. You had some sympathy for him, even though he wasn't someone to admire.

Yeah, but lots of people do admire him.


Well, he does have code that he adheres to.
 
2012-11-05 03:15:14 PM  

TV's Vinnie: simplicimus: Puny Congressman!

A billion jillion Internets to anyone who can make an animated .gif of Hulk smacking Ryan into the floor over and over like a ragdoll.


You didn't see the Biden/Ryan debate thread?

(Courtesy of TheBigJerk)
i.imgur.com

There was an animated GIF with a similar theme, but I'm having trouble finding it at this point.
 
2012-11-05 03:39:52 PM  

gerrymander: namatad: gerrymander: I would really like to have a local reporter from that House district interview Ruffalo, to see if he could name one business or district-specific political issue.

Because he grew up there and couldn't possibly remember anything from his childhood?
Because BUSINESS is more important than citizens??

LOL

Dude. I live in the same city I grew up in, but on those occasions when I pass by the old neighborhood I'm constantly surprised at what old businesses have closed/changed/whatever. If you're not living in the area, you miss out on a lot -- and that includes political issues.

And maybe it's missed your notice, but BUSINESSES are run by, and serve customers who are, PEOPLE.



Wouldn't that make his message more powerful? How Paul Ryan has consistently shiat on his district and it has resulted in family owned business disappearing from the area? I mean that was pretty much the whole argument. "I am from the area but as a result of the failed leadership of Paul Ryan the area has deteriorated resulting in the loss of all of the stores that were owned by people I knew personally."

But hey that is only taking what you said right now and putting different political spin on it. Took him all of an hour to record the messages at best, and he probably knows a lot of people that live in the area. He probably still has friends and possibly family in the area. I still pay attention to what happens in and around Madison after I moved away. I still pay attention to what happens in Boston because I have a sizable portion of my family there and visit frequently. I still pay attention to what happens in rural parts of Pennsylvania because I have a lot of family there. I still get the local papers from Pennsylvania.


Just because you leave someplace does not automatically mean you are completely disconnected from it.
 
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