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(Talking Points Memo)   Boston Craigslist: For sale: one unused election night fireworks display, must pick up   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 19
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2012-11-08 06:31:11 PM
3 votes:
...the gift that keeps on giving.

...and giving.

...and giving.

...and giving.


What's next, a story that Romney was planning to use his $250 million to construct a giant laser to write "ROMNEY/RYAN 2012" on the farking Moon?
2012-11-08 07:00:51 PM
2 votes:

elchip: lincoln65: He really did think he had it in the bag.

It wasn't a rumor that he hadn't written a concession speech.

CBS: Romney shellshocked by loss
Romney was stoic as he talked to the president, an aide said, but his wife Ann cried. Running mate Paul Ryan seemed genuinely shocked, the adviser said. Ryan's wife Janna also was shaken and cried softly.
"There's nothing worse than when you think you're going to win, and you don't," said another adviser. "It was like a sucker punch."
Their emotion was visible on their faces when they walked on stage after Romney finished his remarks, which Romney had hastily composed, knowing he had to say something.

Imagine the kind of bubble he would have been living in as president.

From the same article:

1. They misread turnout. They expected it to be between 2004 and 2008 levels, with a plus-2 or plus-3 Democratic electorate, instead of plus-7 as it was in 2008. Their assumptions were wrong on both sides: The president's base turned out and Romney's did not. More African-Americans voted in Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida than in 2008. And fewer Republicans did: Romney got just over 2 million fewer votes than John McCain.

I don't buy it. Romney got 2 million fewer votes than McCain, but Obama got 9 million fewer votes than Obama the first time around. Both bases were depressed, but clearly Obama's was more depressed.

With all the reports of lines, though, I don't get how turnout was 11 million voters less than 2008. Maybe more people are disenchanted.


I'm in ur constituency, sharding ur voters.
2012-11-08 06:30:47 PM
2 votes:

Fjornir: Seattle had a bunch of people setting off fireworks.


I don't think "hey man, spark this shiat up" was referring to fireworks.
2012-11-08 10:07:56 PM
1 votes:

schubie: And you know who is 100% responsible? CEO in Chief Mittens Romney.


Surely you mean Rich Money. You left out his sidekick, Rancid Prepuce.
2012-11-08 07:50:13 PM
1 votes:

qorkfiend: Well, ok. It wasn't as bad as I made it out to be, but the Democrats had nowhere near the confidence the GOP did, even with all the data on their side.


"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are so confident while the intelligent are full of doubt."
Bertrand Russell
2012-11-08 07:06:18 PM
1 votes:
Send them to San Diego, we could set them off all in one big bang.
2012-11-08 06:56:57 PM
1 votes:

elchip: And they say Obama's the self-absorbed egomaniac?


It's not ego, it's self-confidence!!

politicalwire.com
2012-11-08 06:51:57 PM
1 votes:
And they say Obama's the self-absorbed egomaniac?
2012-11-08 06:51:00 PM
1 votes:
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"Please, Jesus, please bring fireworks back, as I know thy would have done..."
2012-11-08 06:46:42 PM
1 votes:
I would have loved for this to have been played at the Romney campaign headquarters right when Ohio was announced for Obama

Loser sound on youtubes!
2012-11-08 06:46:22 PM
1 votes:
The best part of this story is that he set up the permit so he could light the fireworks at 7PM. The man actually believed there was a chance that he could win so big that it would be obvious just based on the exit polls from Virginia.
2012-11-08 06:33:01 PM
1 votes:
stick it up the collective asses of Rove, Romney, Adelson, the Koch brothers, and light the fuses.
2012-11-08 06:32:52 PM
1 votes:
He really did think he had it in the bag.

It wasn't a rumor that he hadn't written a concession speech.

CBS: Romney shellshocked by loss
Romney was stoic as he talked to the president, an aide said, but his wife Ann cried. Running mate Paul Ryan seemed genuinely shocked, the adviser said. Ryan's wife Janna also was shaken and cried softly.
"There's nothing worse than when you think you're going to win, and you don't," said another adviser. "It was like a sucker punch."
Their emotion was visible on their faces when they walked on stage after Romney finished his remarks, which Romney had hastily composed, knowing he had to say something.


Imagine the kind of bubble he would have been living in as president.
2012-11-08 06:29:43 PM
1 votes:
Someone should have set them off the moment he conceded. That would be an effective trolling.
2012-11-08 06:27:28 PM
1 votes:
The lesson here is to always spend your victory money on booze.

If you win, you'll want it;
If you lose, you'll need it.

/Mormons excepted, of course
2012-11-08 04:32:56 PM
1 votes:
The ridiculous overconfidence from this moron I can understand. But a fireworks display in MA, where he never had any hope of winning?

"FU, Massachusetts! I'm baaaaaack!"
2012-11-08 04:27:56 PM
1 votes:
This is the kind of fiscal irresponsibility we just avoided.
2012-11-08 04:24:27 PM
1 votes:
can they get a refund on this? because if they couldn't... it would have been supernice for him to have the fireworks go ahead as a celebration of our nation's democracy.
2012-11-08 03:30:20 PM
1 votes:
I don't trust anything on Craigslist. You never know what kind of weirdo you'll end up having to meet.
 
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