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2012-11-06 08:25:57 AM  
"Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It's almost like an Etch-A-Sketch,"
 
2012-11-06 08:50:50 AM  
We could have separate threads for each candidate's gaffes... Bachmann, Gingrich, Santorum, Romney, RON PAUL, and... uh... uh... the other one.

/oops...
 
2012-11-06 09:29:02 AM  
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2012-11-06 09:43:12 AM  
My favorite part of this season was either when the Republians dogpiled on "you didn't build that" or every single thing about Herman Cain.

Such a difficult choice, but I'm sort of over the the dogpile and Herman Cain still cracks me up.
 
2012-11-06 10:59:52 AM  
I liked the part where Obama didn't have opposition in the primary and still almost lost the nomination.
 
2012-11-06 10:59:54 AM  
Gentleman, lurking in this election season with you has been the greatest honor of my life.
 
2012-11-06 11:00:02 AM  

Via Infinito: My favorite part of this season was either when the Republians dogpiled on "you didn't build that" or every single thing about Herman Cain.

Such a difficult choice, but I'm sort of over the the dogpile and Herman Cain still cracks me up.


I honestly believe Cain was trolling America.
 
2012-11-06 11:00:26 AM  
This was the election that kept on giving.
 
2012-11-06 11:00:26 AM  
Herman Cain quoting Pokemon is probably my favorite.
 
2012-11-06 11:02:07 AM  
Current worst moment is the documentation of a voting machine switching a vote from Obama to Romney

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdpGd74DrBM
 
2012-11-06 11:02:10 AM  
Is it over yet? I want to go back to being snarky about stuff that isn't important.

/ oh wait.....

// I keed, I keed
 
2012-11-06 11:02:45 AM  
i208.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-06 11:02:53 AM  
Can the entire GOP run be considered a worst moment or is that too vague?
 
2012-11-06 11:02:55 AM  

Mrembo: Via Infinito: My favorite part of this season was either when the Republians dogpiled on "you didn't build that" or every single thing about Herman Cain.

Such a difficult choice, but I'm sort of over the the dogpile and Herman Cain still cracks me up.

I honestly believe Cain was trolling America.


This,
Between his Sim City Based Tax plan, quoting Pokemon, and other just ridiculous WTFisms associated with that campaign there is no way it was a serious attempt at being elected.
 
2012-11-06 11:03:54 AM  
No. The sooner, I can drink this election behind me, the better.
 
2012-11-06 11:04:02 AM  
Best is yet to come. That will start around 11PM tonight. It will be the TEA-O-P butthurt that starts around that time.

There are so many of them, so delusional about Romney win that they will be in a state of utter shock starting them. Reading their comments should be the best of this election season.

/Anyone thinking of compiling a 'best o the best' list?
 
2012-11-06 11:04:07 AM  
Im voting Cthulthu....
 
2012-11-06 11:04:49 AM  

hungryhungryhorus: Herman Cain quoting Pokemon is probably my favorite.


That and stealing tax strategy from Sim City. 9-9-9 my foot.
 
2012-11-06 11:07:01 AM  
Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan.
 
2012-11-06 11:07:08 AM  
Depending on you political persuasion, this could be your best or worst moment.

cdn.washingtonexaminer.biz
 
2012-11-06 11:08:25 AM  
God, the GOP debates were just awesome from beginning to end.
It was like a race to the bottom at light speed.
 
2012-11-06 11:11:43 AM  
Nostalgia, or PTSD?
 
2012-11-06 11:11:47 AM  
Hipster Colbert-lookalike shoots bunny.

cdn01.dailycaller.com

Maybe it was all a campaign to get on Stephen's writing staff.
 
2012-11-06 11:12:38 AM  
I never actually saw the Rick Perry "Oops" clip in entirety. Good God, that was awkward.
 
2012-11-06 11:16:57 AM  
My favorite part was when some yahoo claimed to have broken into PriceWaterhouseCoopers and stolen Mitt Romney's tax returns and then tried to extort a million dollars in bitcoins. Then, the night before the election, when I submitted the breaking news story about the Secret Service kicking in the door on Sept. 14th of a campaign worker from Obama's 2008 campaign named Michael Brown (heckuva job) and accusing him of being behind the plot based on a grainy picture of a cat that they found on one of the flash drives, and also on one of his computers, but the cat was really his friend's cat, and that this wasn't the first time the Secret Service had accused this guy of a crime, and the story was ignored by the wonderful modmins of Fark.com. Oh, the memories.
 
2012-11-06 11:17:48 AM  
No thanks subby. The only part of it that mattered I completed this morning by casting my vote for my choices.

The rest of the process can go fark itself.
 
2012-11-06 11:18:44 AM  

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I don't vote nor enjoy politics, but Cain was comedy gold
 
2012-11-06 11:20:46 AM  
I liked when Obama shiat himself on stage in the first debate.

listening to the farkers make excuses for him was almost as fun.
 
2012-11-06 11:20:53 AM  
www.click2houston.com 
My favorite.
 
2012-11-06 11:22:08 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

"Libya...Libya....Libya....."
 
2012-11-06 11:23:06 AM  
Living in the Great White North, this USA election year was the best I've seen yet

/better than TV
//will, almost, close to Game of Thrones
///maybe even tied
 
2012-11-06 11:24:07 AM  
I see no mention of Cain's amazingly Trolleriffic response to his sexual harassment accusations: that there are probably thousands of women who aren't accusing him of harassment.

Probably. And at least a few thousand. That's like half the women in the country!
 
2012-11-06 11:24:31 AM  
Colbert's straight faced offer of $1,000,000 to teabag Trump was pretty good.
 
2012-11-06 11:27:19 AM  

Skarekrough: God, the GOP debates were just awesome from beginning to end.
It was like a race to the bottom at light speed.


Comedy gold!
 
2012-11-06 11:29:43 AM  

Anthracite: Im voting Cthulthu....


He'll probably still eat you first, you know..
 
2012-11-06 11:31:01 AM  

Wicked Chinchilla: Between his Sim City Based Tax plan, quoting Pokemon, and other just ridiculous WTFisms associated with that campaign there is no way it was a serious attempt at being elected.


Have you seen the Actors Studio skits he did with John Oliver on the Daily Show?

Dude has some comedic timing, I'll give him that. The bit where John Oliver asks him what he'd do if aliens invaded when he was president and he gives an off-the-cuff anti-alien inspirational speech is the funniest moment from this campaign season that was actually intended to be humorous.
 
2012-11-06 11:31:52 AM  

Cythraul: Anthracite: Im voting Cthulthu....

He'll probably still eat you first, you know..


That's kind of the goal. That way you don't have to suffer through aeons of devastating madness. You're simply devoured.
 
2012-11-06 11:34:32 AM  
The best moment is almost certainly from the DNC, and while I have a hard time picking between Kerry's out-of-the-blue firebrand speech and Clinton's speech, I'm going to go with the latter.
 
2012-11-06 11:34:44 AM  
That was kind of a fun article. The Herman Cain ones had me rolling.

Most Annoying Pander: Obama's Bracketology
Oh hey, what a coincidence, three of Obama's Final Four picks were in swing states.


Oh, hey, he got 2 out of the 4 correct, including swing state Ohio State.
Better than my bracket.
 
2012-11-06 11:37:23 AM  

snowybunting: "Libya...Libya....Libya....."


Ubeki beki beki Stan Stan Stan
 
2012-11-06 11:40:54 AM  

mayIFark: Best is yet to come. That will start around 11PM tonight. It will be the TEA-O-P butthurt that starts around that time.

There are so many of them, so delusional about Romney win that they will be in a state of utter shock starting them. Reading their comments should be the best of this election season.

/Anyone thinking of compiling a 'best o the best' list?


Yes, but I tend not to try to sift through the whole list

/too much crybabying
//but I get around it by thinking it in Trump's voice
 
2012-11-06 11:43:11 AM  

Gunther: Wicked Chinchilla: Between his Sim City Based Tax plan, quoting Pokemon, and other just ridiculous WTFisms associated with that campaign there is no way it was a serious attempt at being elected.

Have you seen the Actors Studio skits he did with John Oliver on the Daily Show?

Dude has some comedic timing, I'll give him that. The bit where John Oliver asks him what he'd do if aliens invaded when he was president and he gives an off-the-cuff anti-alien inspirational speech is the funniest moment from this campaign season that was actually intended to be humorous.


Yes they are quite good.

To be honest because I think hes an epic troll hes the only one of the GOPers I can listen too without wanting to throw something at the TV.
 
2012-11-06 11:44:32 AM  
Santorum was darn funny (and darn scary).
3.bp.blogspot.com

But Donald trumped everyone. He was a one-man sideshow.
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-06 11:47:23 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: Santorum was darn funny (and darn scary).


i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-06 11:55:43 AM  
The best will be tonight when Obama trounces Romney in the popular vote. Worst will be when the republican machine in places like Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida hand the election to Romney.
 
2012-11-06 11:56:19 AM  

sprawl15: The Irresponsible Captain: Santorum was darn funny (and darn scary).

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Teehee, Bloody Santorum!
 
2012-11-06 11:57:16 AM  
I like when Dems accuse republicans of using scare tactics then Biden threatens black people with slavery.
 
2012-11-06 11:59:09 AM  

i466.photobucket.com

 
2012-11-06 12:00:23 PM  

Via Infinito: My favorite part of this season was either when the Republians dogpiled on "you didn't build that" or every single thing about Herman Cain.

Such a difficult choice, but I'm sort of over the the dogpile and Herman Cain still cracks me up.


"Binders full of women" was an awkward turn of phrase. "You didn't build that" was an affront to every innovator, entrepreneur, and free-thinker that made this Country great.
 
2012-11-06 12:00:43 PM  
I also like when Dirty Harry debates a farking chair
 
2012-11-06 12:02:12 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Via Infinito: My favorite part of this season was either when the Republians dogpiled on "you didn't build that" or every single thing about Herman Cain.

Such a difficult choice, but I'm sort of over the the dogpile and Herman Cain still cracks me up.

"Binders full of women" was an awkward turn of phrase. "You didn't build that" was a n affront to every innovator, entrepreneur, and free-thinker that made this Country great. terrible campaign of lies based on completely removing 4 words from their context

 
2012-11-06 12:03:06 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Via Infinito: My favorite part of this season was either when the Republians dogpiled on "you didn't build that" or every single thing about Herman Cain.

Such a difficult choice, but I'm sort of over the the dogpile and Herman Cain still cracks me up.

"Binders full of women" was an awkward turn of phrase. "You didn't build that" was an affront to every innovator, entrepreneur, and free-thinker that made this Country great.


I live with my mom
 
2012-11-06 12:13:38 PM  

Mrembo: I honestly believe Cain was trolling America.


He certainly sold a lot of books and I have to figure that he ended up with a lot of money because of it.
 
2012-11-06 12:13:50 PM  
Please proceed, Governor.
 
2012-11-06 12:14:00 PM  
i208.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-06 12:15:56 PM  
i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-11-06 12:29:55 PM  

RedPhoenix122: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Via Infinito: My favorite part of this season was either when the Republians dogpiled on "you didn't build that" or every single thing about Herman Cain.

Such a difficult choice, but I'm sort of over the the dogpile and Herman Cain still cracks me up.

"Binders full of women" was an awkward turn of phrase. "You didn't build that" was an affront to every innovator, entrepreneur, and free-thinker that made this Country great.

I live with my mom


Just my opinion, man.
 
2012-11-06 12:41:21 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: "You didn't build that" was an affront to every innovator, entrepreneur, and free-thinker that made this Country great.


I lol'ed. Brevity is the soul of wit. The capitalization of the word "Country" was a nice, subtle touch. Solid work, overall.

7/10
 
2012-11-06 12:42:23 PM  
Oops.
 
2012-11-06 12:44:48 PM  

Mr_Fabulous: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: "You didn't build that" was an affront to every innovator, entrepreneur, and free-thinker that made this Country great.

I lol'ed. Brevity is the soul of wit. The capitalization of the word "Country" was a nice, subtle touch. Solid work, overall.

7/10


I'm gonna have to go back and relisten to that audio, apparently I'm way off base here.
 
2012-11-06 12:45:36 PM  
I liked the part where the House of Representatives spent two years passing bills legalizing rape and trying to make Obama a one-term president instead of helping any of the nation's actual problems. That was great.
 
2012-11-06 12:53:20 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: I liked the part where the House of Representatives spent two years passing bills legalizing rape


Now now, let's be fair to them; they didn't try to legalize rape, they just tried to make it so that rape victims would be punished for it.

...Not sure which is worse, come to think of it.
 
2012-11-06 12:55:46 PM  

Rann Xerox: Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan.


Came for this. Leaving happy.
 
2012-11-06 12:58:28 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: I liked the part where the House of Representatives spent two years passing bills legalizing rape . That was great.


You honestly belive that, don't you?
 
2012-11-06 01:00:47 PM  

King Something: Please proceed, Governor.


Loved that one. I've never cackled like a supervillain before that moment.
 
2012-11-06 01:01:05 PM  
My favorite thing about 2012 was the campaign of Vermin Supreme. I mean, who wouldn't want to vote for a guy with a boot on his head?
 
2012-11-06 01:02:07 PM  
When the pundits decided to make the election seem closer than it was in order to drive ratings.
 
2012-11-06 01:03:05 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Via Infinito: My favorite part of this season was either when the Republians dogpiled on "you didn't build that" or every single thing about Herman Cain.

Such a difficult choice, but I'm sort of over the the dogpile and Herman Cain still cracks me up.

"Binders full of women" was an awkward turn of phrase. "You didn't build that" was an affront to every innovator, entrepreneur, and free-thinker that made this Country great.



but only "you didn't build that" meant something entirely different based on the context.
 
2012-11-06 01:06:10 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: I liked the part where the House of Representatives spent two years passing bills legalizing rape and trying to make Obama a one-term president instead of helping any of the nation's actual problems. That was great.


Reminds me of the argument that more than "smart" and "funny" buttons would be useful here.
 
2012-11-06 01:07:39 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: "You didn't build that" was an affront to every innovator, entrepreneur, and free-thinker that made this Country great.


Sure, if those innovators, entrepreneurs, and free-thinkers spent all of their time building roads and bridges.
 
2012-11-06 01:14:05 PM  

mcmnky: The best will be tonight when Obama trounces Romney in the popular vote. Worst will be when the republican machine in places like Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida hand the election to Romney.


Don't forget Minnesota... That could be the only explanation for why they think they even remotely have a shot.
 
2012-11-06 01:19:45 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Mr_Fabulous: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: "You didn't build that" was an affront to every innovator, entrepreneur, and free-thinker that made this Country great.

I lol'ed. Brevity is the soul of wit. The capitalization of the word "Country" was a nice, subtle touch. Solid work, overall.

7/10

I'm gonna have to go back and relisten to that audio, apparently I'm way off base here.


Yeah, since Obama was talking about "this great American system," as opposed to a business owner's individual business, you are way off base. What's your excuse for being so ignorant for so long?
 
2012-11-06 01:26:42 PM  

Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Mr_Fabulous: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: "You didn't build that" was an affront to every innovator, entrepreneur, and free-thinker that made this Country great.

I lol'ed. Brevity is the soul of wit. The capitalization of the word "Country" was a nice, subtle touch. Solid work, overall.

7/10

I'm gonna have to go back and relisten to that audio, apparently I'm way off base here.

Yeah, since Obama was talking about "this great American system," as opposed to a business owner's individual business, you are way off base. What's your excuse for being so ignorant for so long?


Yeah, I just checked the context again, and I still disagree with the sentiment. I'm an Obama supporter, but in my opinion that was a foolish and pandering statement to make.
 
2012-11-06 01:28:23 PM  

Khellendros: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: "You didn't build that" was an affront to every innovator, entrepreneur, and free-thinker that made this Country great.

Sure, if those innovators, entrepreneurs, and free-thinkers spent all of their time building roads and bridges.


I don't understand what your point is. Are roads and bridges only available to an elite class or something?
 
2012-11-06 01:31:44 PM  
I bet bush will win the series in 4 straight at home with a 3:2 offensive margin againse cheney.


/whut election???
//I thought you meant hunting trips.
 
2012-11-06 01:32:21 PM  
............ ^^^^^^^^

should be 'against'
 
2012-11-06 01:33:40 PM  

jmr61: No thanks subby. The only part of it that mattered I completed this morning by casting my vote for my choices.

The rest of the process can go fark itself.


You must be a riot at parties.
 
2012-11-06 01:40:16 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Khellendros: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: "You didn't build that" was an affront to every innovator, entrepreneur, and free-thinker that made this Country great.

Sure, if those innovators, entrepreneurs, and free-thinkers spent all of their time building roads and bridges.

I don't understand what your point is. Are roads and bridges only available to an elite class or something?


Clearly you don't understand. The country provides the framework for those entrepreneurs to succeed, be it infrastructure like roads and bridges, electric grids, internet. Civilization where you don't have to worry about constant bribe payout to corrupt officials, or mob shakedowns. Public educations systems that provide you with an education and a well educated pool of potential employees. All of these things figure into the success of an individual entrepreneur, and for them to claim that the government played no role in their success is disingenuous at best.
 
2012-11-06 01:47:55 PM  
The best moment will be when its all over. From the beginning of this year I dreaded election season. I just dont farking care...the whole bunch of them are a pack of liars...I dont care who and what party.
 
2012-11-06 01:48:20 PM  

Khellendros: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: "You didn't build that" was an affront to every innovator, entrepreneur, and free-thinker that made this Country great.

Sure, if those innovators, entrepreneurs, and free-thinkers spent all of their time building roads and bridges.


They paid for them.
 
2012-11-06 02:01:43 PM  
Thunderpipes


Smartest
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2012-11-06 01:48:20 PM

Khellendros: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: "You didn't build that" was an affront to every innovator, entrepreneur, and free-thinker that made this Country great.

Sure, if those innovators, entrepreneurs, and free-thinkers spent all of their time building roads and bridges.

They paid for them.


So how exactly did every company founded in the last 40 years pay to build the interstate highway system, string all the telecommunication lines, pay for the education of all of their workers, fight a couple of world wars, etc, etc? did they gather up a bunch of cash, invent time travel and then jump start every social program since the New Deal?

That would be a neat trick.
 
2012-11-06 02:05:28 PM  

abrannan: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Khellendros: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: "You didn't build that" was an affront to every innovator, entrepreneur, and free-thinker that made this Country great.

Sure, if those innovators, entrepreneurs, and free-thinkers spent all of their time building roads and bridges.

I don't understand what your point is. Are roads and bridges only available to an elite class or something?

Clearly you don't understand. The country provides the framework for those entrepreneurs to succeed, be it infrastructure like roads and bridges, electric grids, internet. Civilization where you don't have to worry about constant bribe payout to corrupt officials, or mob shakedowns. Public educations systems that provide you with an education and a well educated pool of potential employees. All of these things figure into the success of an individual entrepreneur, and for them to claim that the government played no role in their success is disingenuous at best.


I totally agree. If he was refuting someone who claimed that most businesses could succeed independent of public infrastructure, then I retract my criticism. I thought he was just stating a retardedly obvious point (the government builds roads) to pander to a bunch of college students.
 
2012-11-06 02:36:17 PM  
 
2012-11-06 02:39:14 PM  
Grab your binders full of women your golf clubs, pen for writing Executive Orders that circumvent the Constitution, suitcases to go to Las Vegas after letting 4 American citizens die from a terrorist attack without aid in Libya and your need to vote for revenge and reminisce over the best and worst moments of the 2012 Election. 

FTFY, subby,
 
2012-11-06 02:42:26 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: abrannan: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Khellendros: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: "You didn't build that" was an affront to every innovator, entrepreneur, and free-thinker that made this Country great.

Sure, if those innovators, entrepreneurs, and free-thinkers spent all of their time building roads and bridges.

I don't understand what your point is. Are roads and bridges only available to an elite class or something?

Clearly you don't understand. The country provides the framework for those entrepreneurs to succeed, be it infrastructure like roads and bridges, electric grids, internet. Civilization where you don't have to worry about constant bribe payout to corrupt officials, or mob shakedowns. Public educations systems that provide you with an education and a well educated pool of potential employees. All of these things figure into the success of an individual entrepreneur, and for them to claim that the government played no role in their success is disingenuous at best.

I totally agree. If he was refuting someone who claimed that most businesses could succeed independent of public infrastructure, then I retract my criticism. I thought he was just stating a retardedly obvious point (the government builds roads) to pander to a bunch of college students.


Here's an idea - listen to the farking speech. Not just the often repeated "you didn't build that" line that gets parroted every six seconds and taken out of context by drooling partisan idiots. Your comment "'You didn't build that' was an affront to every innovator, entrepreneur, and free-thinker that made this Country great" is a completely moronic and absurd statement, and you clearly have no idea where it came from or what he was referring to.

To be direct about it - "you didn't build that" wasn't an affront to anyone. In context, it was a factual statement that businesses need infrastructure to exist. They need pubic services and a safe environment to flourish and conduct business - roads, bridges, power, levees, sewage, police, fire, etc. And those business owners that benefit most from those structures and services have to pay their share to ensure they can keep doing business, because they can't create those structures themselves. They didn't build those structures, and they can't just pass off the cost of the country's infrastructure to everyone else while they profit.

As has been brought up many times in these threads, the "you didn't build that" argument clearly separates people willing to have a reasonable conversation about taxes and infrastructure from those who latch onto any lie to "win" and beat the other side up. If you listen to that speech and honestly think he's telling business owners they didn't build their own businesses, you're an idiot, and there's no help for you.
 
2012-11-06 02:52:28 PM  

Khellendros: They need pubic services...


www.90sreality.com
 
2012-11-06 02:52:42 PM  

Billzebub: snowybunting: "Libya...Libya....Libya....."

Ubeki beki beki Stan Stan Stan


That's exactly why I'm voting for Tarquin Fin-tim-lin-bin-whin-bim-lim-bus-stop-F'tang-F'tang-Olé-Biscuitbarrel of the Silly Party.
 
2012-11-06 03:03:48 PM  

Khellendros: King Something: Please proceed, Governor.

Loved that one. I've never cackled like a supervillain before that moment.


That wouldn't have been nearly so awesome if Romney hadn't immediately gotten the ab-dabs as soon as he said that. You could tell just by the look on his face that he had just discovered that what he thought was the biggest grenade in the debate was going to blow up in his face.
 
2012-11-06 03:04:59 PM  

InfernalCatfish: Khellendros: They need pubic services...

[www.90sreality.com image 500x368]


"Dude, I'd give her.... pubic services. Huhuhuhuh"
"Yeah! Yeah! And stuff."
 
2012-11-06 03:24:41 PM  
www.tampabay.com
www.stinque.com
 
2012-11-06 03:24:47 PM  
The best thing about this election is that it is going to be over soon. And it's going to feel sooo damn good. Like taking off a bra that's too tight and one of the underwires is trying to escape through your left breast good.

That said, I kind of miss Bachmann. I wish her brand of insanity could have gone on a lot longer. It was pure entertainment and no chance of anything permanent coming out of it. That and Sarah Palin's "I'm not running but give me money for my vacation" bus tour.
 
2012-11-06 03:53:24 PM  

I Browse: [www.tampabay.com image 450x300]
[www.stinque.com image 480x280]


Whar dis pic taken, whar? And when???
 
2012-11-06 03:55:49 PM  

Khellendros: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: abrannan: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Khellendros: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: "You didn't build that" was an affront to every innovator, entrepreneur, and free-thinker that made this Country great.

Sure, if those innovators, entrepreneurs, and free-thinkers spent all of their time building roads and bridges.

I don't understand what your point is. Are roads and bridges only available to an elite class or something?

Clearly you don't understand. The country provides the framework for those entrepreneurs to succeed, be it infrastructure like roads and bridges, electric grids, internet. Civilization where you don't have to worry about constant bribe payout to corrupt officials, or mob shakedowns. Public educations systems that provide you with an education and a well educated pool of potential employees. All of these things figure into the success of an individual entrepreneur, and for them to claim that the government played no role in their success is disingenuous at best.

I totally agree. If he was refuting someone who claimed that most businesses could succeed independent of public infrastructure, then I retract my criticism. I thought he was just stating a retardedly obvious point (the government builds roads) to pander to a bunch of college students.

Here's an idea - listen to the farking speech. Not just the often repeated "you didn't build that" line that gets parroted every six seconds and taken out of context by drooling partisan idiots. Your comment "'You didn't build that' was an affront to every innovator, entrepreneur, and free-thinker that made this Country great" is a completely moronic and absurd statement, and you clearly have no idea where it came from or what he was referring to.

To be direct about it - "you didn't build that" wasn't an affront to anyone. In context, it was a factual statement that businesses need infrastructure to exist. They need pubic services and a safe environment to flourish and conduct business - roads, bridges, power, levees, sewage, police, fire, etc. And those business owners that benefit most from those structures and services have to pay their share to ensure they can keep doing business, because they can't create those structures themselves. They didn't build those structures, and they can't just pass off the cost of the country's infrastructure to everyone else while they profit.

As has been brought up many times in these threads, the "you didn't build that" argument clearly separates people willing to have a reasonable conversation about taxes and infrastructure from those who latch onto any lie to "win" and beat the other side up. If you listen to that speech and honestly think he's telling business owners they didn't build their own businesses, you're an idiot, and there's no help for you.


Having a bad day, buddy?
 
2012-11-06 04:04:53 PM  

DesertZephyr: I Browse: [www.tampabay.com image 450x300]
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Whar dis pic taken, whar? And when???


It was right before a Decemberists concert, I believe.
 
2012-11-06 04:12:50 PM  
I still crack up over the girl who carved a backwards B into her cheek.
 
2012-11-06 04:16:47 PM  
this wickedly disasterous Santourm ad was my favorite. Herman Cain was obviously the best thing to happen to the election cycle.
 
2012-11-06 04:51:59 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Having a bad day, buddy?


Nope, just enjoying calling out people who say stupid things. Are you going to defend your comment?
 
2012-11-06 04:54:33 PM  
I don't normally bookmark TPM links, but when I do, it's because they're this amusing.
 
2012-11-06 04:56:13 PM  
i286.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-06 04:59:10 PM  

vernonFL: [encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 279x181]


[encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 300x168]



Ahhh....The ad equivalent of Rebecca Black's Friday. This will never stop being funny.
 
2012-11-06 05:34:13 PM  

Khellendros: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Having a bad day, buddy?

Nope, just enjoying calling out people who say stupid things. Are you going to defend your comment?


Nope, you win : )
 
2012-11-06 05:38:23 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Khellendros: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: abrannan: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Khellendros: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: "You didn't build that" was an affront to every innovator, entrepreneur, and free-thinker that made this Country great.

Sure, if those innovators, entrepreneurs, and free-thinkers spent all of their time building roads and bridges.

I don't understand what your point is. Are roads and bridges only available to an elite class or something?

Clearly you don't understand. The country provides the framework for those entrepreneurs to succeed, be it infrastructure like roads and bridges, electric grids, internet. Civilization where you don't have to worry about constant bribe payout to corrupt officials, or mob shakedowns. Public educations systems that provide you with an education and a well educated pool of potential employees. All of these things figure into the success of an individual entrepreneur, and for them to claim that the government played no role in their success is disingenuous at best.

I totally agree. If he was refuting someone who claimed that most businesses could succeed independent of public infrastructure, then I retract my criticism. I thought he was just stating a retardedly obvious point (the government builds roads) to pander to a bunch of college students.

Here's an idea - listen to the farking speech. Not just the often repeated "you didn't build that" line that gets parroted every six seconds and taken out of context by drooling partisan idiots. Your comment "'You didn't build that' was an affront to every innovator, entrepreneur, and free-thinker that made this Country great" is a completely moronic and absurd statement, and you clearly have no idea where it came from or what he was referring to.

To be direct about it - "you didn't build that" wasn't an affront to anyone. In context, it was a factual statement that businesses need infrastructure to exist. They need pubic services and a safe env ...


U Didn't Build That by MC 'Bama
 
2012-11-06 05:39:45 PM  
I voted for Johnson because I wanted to send a message.

My State is so red, Romney will win by at least 2 million votes, it s the thought that counts. Any of you California Farkers who are in the same boat ought to consider the Libertarian Party.

It is a reasonable alternative to two equally bad extremes.
 
2012-11-06 10:41:47 PM  
Best AND worst moment:

Mitt Romney spray-painting his face orange in a very pathetic attempt to appeal to Latinos.

That may have earned him the Oompa Loompa vote, though. Time will tell.
 
2012-11-07 08:16:27 PM  
Came for the Clinton "Did somebody say binders full of women" pic, leaving disappointed.

/Son, I am disappoint a lot lately.
 
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