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2012-11-10 10:11:16 PM

TheBigJerk: rynthetyn: Whiskey Pete: Somacandra: randomjsa: Ah yes, the left celebrates the destruction of another minority,

C'mon randomjsa. Don't go down the race-baiting tokenism route. Don't destroy every single last reason for anyone to discourse with you.

How does randomderp justify the racism wharrrrgarbl in the wake of the second term election of a black president?

That's the talking point. See also the facebook screenshot I posted above.

Download from the Republican hive-mind. Makes sense, they opened with O'Reilly's racist rant on election night, now they're walking it back by accusing the opposition of being the REAL racists. Then they'll get back to pretending racism doesn't exist.


What I especially loved about that one was that somehow my alleged minority status means that I've got some sort of duty or obligation to support every minority or else I'm just trying to keep them on the liberal plantation.

/really not comfortable claiming minority status
 
2012-11-10 10:11:42 PM

Jim_Callahan: It's a bit silly grammatically, but the part of speech on Democratic isn't quite right for a title either, more a remnant of the party being called Democratic Republican back in the 1800s


No, its the official legal name and title of the party--end of story. All else is dildo bullshiat. Its not named the Republic Party, its the Republican Party. Its not the Greenish Party--its the Green Party. Its not the Constitutional Party, its the Constitution Party. Its not the Liberty Party, its the Libertarian Party. Its not the Democrat Party, its the Democratic Party. Use common sense. Don't be F'in stupid.
 
2012-11-10 10:13:09 PM

bugontherug: Or should I say Mr. Billiken?


You've clearly found me out. Now I must disappear into the Total Farker Protection Program, never to be seen under this moniker again...... :-)
 
2012-11-10 10:14:13 PM

bugontherug: Loaded Six String: bugontherug: Loaded Six String: Does this apply to socially liberal, fiscal conservatives in your experience as well? I only ask because I don't use the term Democratic party, yet I'm not a raging right-wing asshole. Could just be me I suppose.

1) you are gramatically incorrect if you use the phrase "Democrat Party." Not because of anything to do with whether it's an adjective or whatever. But because it's a proper name. The proper name is the Democratic Party.

2) the phrase became popular on the right for the "rat" emphasis. With that in mind, you should be aware when you say it that not only are you gramatically wrong, but you are using a term conceived to be insulting.

3) so, now you know the grammar and history of this epithet and if you continue to use it, then yes, you are a right-wing asshole.

I attribute it to vocal laziness I suppose, though I must admit I have been a bit curious as of late as to why one political party named itself to promote democracy, whereas the other named itself to promote a republic (correct?). Just seems a bit odd to me. Thank you for the history lesson, but I want to point out that by using this incredibly slight terminology faux pas to pigeon hole me into a group of the "others" to make it easier for you to deride me is intellectually lazy. If you wish to heap scorn on someone (whether it was directed at me personally or just a generalization) you should probably find something with a bit more meat to it, especially when your derision is based on a supposition of their political views (in which case, you're way off base with me. Again, if it was directed at me personally, kind of hard for me to tell.)

Let's try this again.

I'm sorry to call attention to the fact that it's rude to use a grammatically incorrect epithet conceived as an insult.

Wait, no I'm not.

And if I were you I'd be more concerned about the grammar lesson. It's one of those dog whistle things that only pisses off liberals, and other peop ...


Granted, and I am now aware that this is an epithet. However, intentionally or not, you're deflecting from my assertion that you are using this as a pretext to deride what may be a person or people who are not in fact raging right-wing assholes, but who are simply unaccustomed to using this specific terminology. Granted, while the usage of car rather than automobile is not an epithet, it is quite often not a useful determination of a person's level of education.

You take offense to my dogwhistle term used in ignorance, I take offense to being lumped in with authoritarian theocrats when my personal political views diverge in many ways. Tomato, tomahto. I do like the conversation though.
 
2012-11-10 10:14:25 PM

YouAreItNoTagBacks: /pretty sure you're just trolling at this point


PRETTY sure?


Somacandra: Don't destroy every single last reason for anyone to discourse with you.


People still have a reason?
 
2012-11-10 10:15:32 PM

Somacandra: bugontherug: Or should I say Mr. Billiken?

You've clearly found me out. Now I must disappear into the Total Farker Protection Program, never to be seen under this moniker again...... :-)


No worries. Your secret is safe with me.

If I remember right though, I think you really did change your profile once after a student found you out. Was that you, or someone else?
 
2012-11-10 10:15:35 PM
FTFA: "Florida congressman Allen West has won his re-election bid by a narrow enough margin to prompt a full recount."

1. Allen West lost the election by 2,400 votes
2. His opponent declared victory on Wednesday morning when it became clear West wouldn't concede.
3. The opponent won with 50.4% of the vote, and it is outside the margin that requires a recount.

I see Republicans haven't let a little bad news on Tuesday keep them from living in a fiction to make themselves feel better.
 
2012-11-10 10:17:10 PM

Whiskey Pete: Somacandra: randomjsa: Ah yes, the left celebrates the destruction of another minority,

C'mon randomjsa. Don't go down the race-baiting tokenism route. Don't destroy every single last reason for anyone to discourse with you.

How does randomderp justify the racism wharrrrgarbl in the wake of the second term election of a black president?


You wont get a response from randomthreadshiatter, but my understanding of how the right wing brain works (if you can call it working), is that they think that minorities are the real racists, because they vote for people with their own skin color, rather than based on issues. They then ignore the fact that they themselves just made a blatantly racists statement about minorities, while providing no evidence for their own viewpoint. See, for example, Bill O'Reilly, Romney Campaign Chair John Sununu, GOP Rep Andre Carson. So not only is re-electing the first black President NOT evidence of a lack of racism among Democrats, it's actually EVIDENCE of racism. Because apparently only white people vote based on issues.

But don't you dare call them racist. YOU'RE the racists!
 
2012-11-10 10:17:20 PM

Dafatone: Jim_Callahan: antidisestablishmentarianism: When someone uses Democrat when they should be using Democratic, you can dismiss anything else they have to say.

Why? It's a bit silly grammatically, but the part of speech on Democratic isn't quite right for a title either, more a remnant of the party being called Democratic Republican back in the 1800s. It's also rather absurdly general, as both parties are democratic (and republican, for that matter, were you to use the adjective use of that word instead of the noun).

Not that "the Grand Old Party" is any less silly, but at least it's an actual name instead of a generic adjective regarding the system of government for the entire first world.

No idea why. None at all. But the rule applies. Any time someone says "Democrat Party" they're raging right-wing assholes. Again. No clue why. You're right, it shouldn't mean anything. But it always does.


All the Romney bumper stickers I saw were on crooked.
 
2012-11-10 10:17:23 PM

rynthetyn: /really not comfortable claiming minority status


Everybody is unique so in that sense everybody is a minority.

We're also all the same in many ways so in that sense nobody is a minority.

Hope that clears things up. ^__^
 
2012-11-10 10:22:26 PM

Loaded Six String: You take offense to my dogwhistle term used in ignorance, I take offense to being lumped in with authoritarian theocrats when my personal political views diverge in many ways. Tomato, tomahto. I do like the conversation though.


I didn't want to play this card, but you DID call yourself a fiscal conservative. These days, that is at least as likely to mean "ideologically opposed to the welfare state" than "desirous of achieving legitimate democratically determined goals via fiscally responsible means." If you're in the first category, then I feel the moniker "right-wing" fairly applies. If you're in the second category, then why bother calling yourself conservative?

Now, whether or not that's based on a correct inference of your intent from using the phrase "Democrat Party," is a slightly different question. I will say though, that even if you used the term innocently (when I started college, I embarrassed myself when I didn't realize it was impolite to refer to Asian people as "oriental," so I can forgive), but I will say that the fact that you regard "Democrat Party" as normal does suggest you've interacted heavily with right-wing circles. I don't think I ever heard the term before I heard Tom DeLay using it in the late 90's or early 2000s.
 
2012-11-10 10:23:41 PM

bugontherug: I didn't want to play this card, but you DID call yourself a fiscal conservative. These days, that is at least as likely to mean "ideologically opposed to the welfare state" than as "desirous of achieving legitimate democratically determined goals via fiscally responsible means." If you're in the first category, then I feel the moniker "right-wing" fairly applies. If you're in the second category, then why bother calling yourself conservative?


Ug.
 
2012-11-10 10:23:47 PM

Somacandra: Jim_Callahan: It's a bit silly grammatically, but the part of speech on Democratic isn't quite right for a title either, more a remnant of the party being called Democratic Republican back in the 1800s

No, its the official legal name and title of the party--end of story. All else is dildo bullshiat. Its not named the Republic Party, its the Republican Party. Its not the Greenish Party--its the Green Party. Its not the Constitutional Party, its the Constitution Party. Its not the Liberty Party, its the Libertarian Party. Its not the Democrat Party, its the Democratic Party. Use common sense. Don't be F'in stupid.


Ah, see. This is what I just never seemed to know before. Now I think I'll go read why the Democratic Party and Republican Party chose their names. Doesn't seem to have the same... adversarial? nature that Federalist and Anti-Federalist did. Seeing as we're a Constitutional Republic, I wonder if that factored into the decision for the names?
 
2012-11-10 10:25:33 PM

Somacandra: bugontherug: Or should I say Mr. Billiken?

You've clearly found me out. Now I must disappear into the Total Farker Protection Program, never to be seen under this moniker again...... :-)


I hope I didn't really drive you off, bro. I didn't mean to.

Mostly I was just bragging about how clever I am to figure it out. = (
 
2012-11-10 10:31:35 PM

Somacandra: Jim_Callahan: It's a bit silly grammatically, but the part of speech on Democratic isn't quite right for a title either, more a remnant of the party being called Democratic Republican back in the 1800s

No, its the official legal name and title of the party--end of story. All else is dildo bullshiat. Its not named the Republic Party, its the Republican Party. Its not the Greenish Party--its the Green Party. Its not the Constitutional Party, its the Constitution Party. Its not the Liberty Party, its the Libertarian Party. Its not the Democrat Party, its the Democratic Party. Use common sense. Don't be F'in stupid.


irregulartimes.com

The Judicial Party? The Justifiable Party?
 
2012-11-10 10:32:50 PM

BSABSVR: Even after Tuesday, bullshiat rules their world


Good. Let it continue to be so. They'll never win again and we can consign them to the dustbin of history.
 
2012-11-10 10:33:43 PM

randomjsa: Ah yes, the left celebrates the destruction of another minority, but remember kids... It's the right who are the racists.

Seems like I remember hearing this same drum beat of how the Republican party and/or Conservatives were a done deal in 2009.

Are you sure this time?


And here we are again, folks, conservatives lumping all black folks together.

You guys SURE you like 'em this time??
 
2012-11-10 10:38:07 PM

Empty Matchbook: randomjsa: Ah yes, the left celebrates the destruction of another minority, but remember kids... It's the right who are the racists.

Seems like I remember hearing this same drum beat of how the Republican party and/or Conservatives were a done deal in 2009.

Are you sure this time?

And here we are again, folks, conservatives lumping all black folks together.

You guys SURE you like 'em this time??



And they wonder why they can't win the minority vote. 

It's like the tards who think the surefire way to a GOP victory is to have a minority or a woman run. Because that strategy has done wonders in the past.

Just as Gov. Lynn Swann.
 
2012-11-10 10:48:56 PM

Jim_Callahan: antidisestablishmentarianism: When someone uses Democrat when they should be using Democratic, you can dismiss anything else they have to say.

Why? It's a bit silly grammatically, but the part of speech on Democratic isn't quite right for a title either, more a remnant of the party being called Democratic Republican back in the 1800s. It's also rather absurdly general, as both parties are democratic (and republican, for that matter, were you to use the adjective use of that word instead of the noun).

Not that "the Grand Old Party" is any less silly, but at least it's an actual name instead of a generic adjective regarding the system of government for the entire first world.


It's also a deliberately snide insult that only the GOP uses.
 
2012-11-10 10:51:40 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: When someone uses Democrat when they should be using Democratic, you can dismiss anything else they have to say.


Not all people who are grammatically challenged are teabaggers stupid
 
2012-11-10 10:57:16 PM

bugontherug: Loaded Six String: You take offense to my dogwhistle term used in ignorance, I take offense to being lumped in with authoritarian theocrats when my personal political views diverge in many ways. Tomato, tomahto. I do like the conversation though.

I didn't want to play this card, but you DID call yourself a fiscal conservative. These days, that is at least as likely to mean "ideologically opposed to the welfare state" than "desirous of achieving legitimate democratically determined goals via fiscally responsible means." If you're in the first category, then I feel the moniker "right-wing" fairly applies. If you're in the second category, then why bother calling yourself conservative?

Now, whether or not that's based on a correct inference of your intent from using the phrase "Democrat Party," is a slightly different question. I will say though, that even if you used the term innocently (when I started college, I embarrassed myself when I didn't realize it was impolite to refer to Asian people as "oriental," so I can forgive), but I will say that the fact that you regard "Democrat Party" as normal does suggest you've interacted heavily with right-wing circles. I don't think I ever heard the term before I heard Tom DeLay using it in the late 90's or early 2000s.


Ah, I see now. Much like the inappropriate usage of Oriental, I admit that my usage of Democrat rather than Democratic was probably due to social influences. My father is a registered Republican but I know his logical brain fights against the derp, so I'm not terribly worried about him. That's probably where I picked the term up.

As for why I identify with the term conservative, it comes down to the separation of fiscal and social policy as you stated. I am concerned with bureaucratic bloat and expanding federal powers. I do recognize the definite benefit of social policies which contribute to a better standard of living, but I'm not content with policies for the sake of legislation. To put it another way, if a benefit can't be shown within say 5 years of a program being implemented, it needs to be scaled down or removed to save costs.

A quick rundown on some things I deem important to me politically: The Patriot Act is terribad and needs to go. The war on Drugs is a tremendous waste and needs to be scaled back drastically or removed. While I'm not fond of a federal government with broad power given our system of government, laws regarding firearms should probably be preempted by the federal government at this point due to too many states, cities, and counties regarding themselves as fiefdoms with regards to regulation. The caveat being that Constitutional precedent has already been set, regardless of the grammatical whinging over the militia clause. I think each candidate for national office should be supplied a set amount of campaign funds once they've garnered the nomination, with the leftover returning to government coffers. I'm not pleased with the influence money has on our legislative process at all, but I'm currently at a loss as to what can be done to curb lobbying for all the good and evil it does.
I think a stand needs to be made over religious institutions attempting to influence legislation. All marriage licenses should be civil union licenses, and the term marriage can be used specifically for religious ceremonies. There just isn't a rational reason not to award the same benefits and privileges and responsibilities to same sex couples as heterosexual couples. Either that or get rid of those benefits, privileges, and responsibilities for heterosexual couples. I'm tired of all the whargarble surrounding that issue. The best way to reduce the number of non medically necessary abortions is proper sex education (abstinence is prohibition, and prohibition doesn't work) coupled with easily procured birth control and contraceptives. If a reversible male birth control were ever developed, I would highly recommend it be administered to all males at the age of 13 and be reversible on request from age 18 onward on a system similar to shall issue concealed weapons licenses, but with no requirements or paperwork or fees. Go to your local hospital, say the word, and *bang* you're not shooting blanks anymore. I'm sure there's more, but this is tl;dr anyway.
 
2012-11-10 10:59:57 PM
Loaded Six String

The DERP is strong in this post. You should start with a rabies test.
 
2012-11-10 11:01:15 PM

James F. Campbell: BSABSVR: Even after Tuesday, bullshiat rules their world

Good. Let it continue to be so. They'll never win again and we can consign them to the dustbin of history.


Hopefully a rational party will fill the vacuum, rather than the Theocratic Party, or Clown Party. I agree with some of the Democratic platform, just not all of it.
 
2012-11-10 11:02:42 PM

Omnivorous: Loaded Six String

The DERP is strong in this post. You should start with a rabies test.


Might help if I knew which post you're referring to, or better yet specific things you find DERP-y. Contributing to a conversation/debate and all that.
 
2012-11-10 11:03:51 PM

rnld: Allen West is doesn't want to lose his soap box gravey train.


ftfy
 
2012-11-10 11:05:21 PM

BronyMedic: bugontherug: The reason is because when they call it the "Democrat Party" they can emphasize the "rat." To imply that Democrats are rats.

Yes, I AM serious.

If you're serious, that means I'm laughing even harder at you


No need to be a dick about it. You might find this article interesting
 
2012-11-10 11:07:08 PM

randomjsa: Ah yes, the left celebrates the destruction of another minority, but remember kids... It's the right who are the racists.


Race baiting at its finest. Well done, douchebag, well done. You even got a bunch of people to reply

6/10
 
2012-11-10 11:15:11 PM
In Texas, the Tea Party "favorite, darling, biatch" was behind by 9000 votes in a congressional election. He claimed voter fraud and demanded a recount. That race had over 100,000 votes for each candidate.

These guys have 63,000 each. Looks like half as many care to vote in Florida for either candidate.

Seems like the fat cats over at the Tea Party may or may not bankroll a recount and the handlers won't tell the candidate until he gets in the recount game.
 
2012-11-10 11:18:28 PM
The bubble is strong with Darth West.
 
2012-11-10 11:36:12 PM
*sigh* Once again I kill a thread :(
 
2012-11-10 11:36:29 PM
randomjsa (farkied: "Holy fnck you're an idiot." - Nina_Hartley's_Ass): Ah yes, the left celebrates the destruction of another minority, but remember kids... It's the right who are the racists.

Roight, guv. We're popping the champagne because West went down and it must be because he's a ni*BONG*. It isn't because he's a fnckhead.

img528.imageshack.us
 
2012-11-10 11:39:04 PM

kmmontandon: heap: this is like one of those old 'Highlights' magazine kids puzzles, except you must circle the blatant falsehoods instead of circling the things a puppy would like.


I'm pretty sure they're the same thing. After all, both Republicans and puppies think that licking their own assholes is delicious.


You. Funny. You. Owe. Me. Keyboard.
 
2012-11-10 11:39:24 PM
They already changed his wikipedia page so he lost.....book it done
 
2012-11-10 11:42:57 PM
Even the banner ads on that page are nuts. The one I see reads: "FREE Video Reveals 'Weird' Trick To Slash Your Power Bill & Beat Obama's Electricity Monopoly For Good"

Obama has an electricity monopoly?
 
2012-11-10 11:45:31 PM
Am I the only one hoping that there is no recall and he throws an absolute hissy fit including barricading himself inside his congressional office in Washington and refusing to leave? Watching him getting thrown out of the capital building by the cops would put the cherry on top of this election for me.
 
2012-11-10 11:51:48 PM

red230: Am I the only one hoping that there is no recall and he throws an absolute hissy fit including barricading himself inside his congressional office in Washington and refusing to leave? Watching him getting thrown out of the capital building by the cops would put the cherry on top of this election for me.


"But Allen, the election is over and your party is seriously ill!"

1.bp.blogspot.com



"Fark them! Turn those machines back on! Turn those machines back on!"

/shamelessly hotlinked
 
2012-11-10 11:52:53 PM

Weaver95: AcneVulgaris: Weaver95: WorldCitizen: Americans voting out more unintelligent wingnuts like this would do amazing things for the future of this country.

they won't go easy tho.

That's fine. I find their wailing and screeching entertaining.

all that crying and blubbering gets tiresome after a while. you'd figure that a bunch of ayn randian John Galt style supermen wouldn't be such whiny crybabies but...there you go.


Actually if you've read Ayn Rand or know her life story, you'd expect her adherents to be nothing but whiny crybabies with a superhero complex.
 
2012-11-10 11:54:54 PM

WinoRhino: Even the banner ads on that page are nuts. The one I see reads: "FREE Video Reveals 'Weird' Trick To Slash Your Power Bill & Beat Obama's Electricity Monopoly For Good"

Obama has an electricity monopoly?


He uses the GE wind-farm energy to power the hurricane maker.
 
2012-11-11 12:01:52 AM

Lunaville: I love Herman Cain, but let's have him on a show I'm willing to watch. Perhaps he could be a regular on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.


notsureifserious?
 
2012-11-11 12:02:34 AM
The GOP loses their House Negro.
 
2012-11-11 12:04:48 AM
btw did a GIS for "house negro" and this showed up:

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-11 12:08:45 AM

Flying Lasagna Monster: btw did a GIS for "house negro" and this showed up:

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 455x600]


Well Ok then:)
 
2012-11-11 12:11:23 AM

Dafatone: bugontherug: Dafatone: Jim_Callahan: antidisestablishmentarianism: When someone uses Democrat when they should be using Democratic, you can dismiss anything else they have to say.

Why? It's a bit silly grammatically, but the part of speech on Democratic isn't quite right for a title either, more a remnant of the party being called Democratic Republican back in the 1800s. It's also rather absurdly general, as both parties are democratic (and republican, for that matter, were you to use the adjective use of that word instead of the noun).

Not that "the Grand Old Party" is any less silly, but at least it's an actual name instead of a generic adjective regarding the system of government for the entire first world.

No idea why. None at all. But the rule applies. Any time someone says "Democrat Party" they're raging right-wing assholes. Again. No clue why. You're right, it shouldn't mean anything. But it always does.

Not kidding you.

The reason is because when they call it the "Democrat Party" they can emphasize the "rat." To imply that Democrats are rats.

Yes, I AM serious.

Like that (illegal) commercial that had a subliminal "RATS" thrown onto the screen for a blink after "Democrats"? That's pretty sad.


So,, are you a republican or a republican't?

This is gone from a victory celebration to a pity party. Time to finish of the last of those beers and find a ride home.
 
2012-11-11 12:11:59 AM
And I was so impressed by Ann Coulter's "we've reached out to you Niggros" interview with Whoopie Goldberg.

Yet Ann Coulter can't have any impact in her home plantation?
 
2012-11-11 12:23:08 AM
According to the linked blog, Mr. West has actually won his re-election bid following completion of a recount. However, the most recent news that I have found from any official source -- which postdates the linked blog's story by several hours -- claims only that a "partial recount" has been ordered.

Is the linked blog's claim based upon any actual fact, or is it a misrepresentation?
 
2012-11-11 12:28:13 AM

Dimensio: According to the linked blog, Mr. West has actually won his re-election bid following completion of a recount. However, the most recent news that I have found from any official source -- which postdates the linked blog's story by several hours -- claims only that a "partial recount" has been ordered.

Is the linked blog's claim based upon any actual fact, or is it a misrepresentation?


Here's the latest in the Palm Beach Post--partial recount in St. Lucie County scheduled for 7 am Sunday, but West still losing.
 
2012-11-11 12:36:27 AM

Dimensio: According to the linked blog, Mr. West has actually won his re-election bid following completion of a recount. However, the most recent news that I have found from any official source -- which postdates the linked blog's story by several hours -- claims only that a "partial recount" has been ordered.

Is the linked blog's claim based upon any actual fact, or is it a misrepresentation?


It's a report from one of the alternate universes where Romney actually won. Obama's repeated reckless use of the time machine has broken down the barriers between the universes.
 
2012-11-11 12:38:48 AM

Somacandra: Jim_Callahan: It's a bit silly grammatically, but the part of speech on Democratic isn't quite right for a title either, more a remnant of the party being called Democratic Republican back in the 1800s

No, its the official legal name and title of the party--end of story. All else is dildo bullshiat. Its not named the Republic Party, its the Republican Party. Its not the Greenish Party--its the Green Party. Its not the Constitutional Party, its the Constitution Party. Its not the Liberty Party, its the Libertarian Party. Its not the Democrat Party, its the Democratic Party. Use common sense. Don't be F'in stupid.


Dude, you inspired me! From now on, anytime someone says Democrat Party to me, I'm going to immediately say "Yeah, but the Republic party..." and watch them short a fuse... what, was that not right?
 
2012-11-11 12:40:08 AM

Dimensio: According to the linked blog, Mr. West has actually won his re-election bid following completion of a recount. However, the most recent news that I have found from any official source -- which postdates the linked blog's story by several hours -- claims only that a "partial recount" has been ordered.

Is the linked blog's claim based upon any actual fact, or is it a misrepresentation?


You misread the headline. He won [the right to] a [partial] recount... he didn't win the recount, it hasn't happened yet.
 
2012-11-11 12:57:00 AM

aselene: bugontherug: Dafatone: Jim_Callahan: antidisestablishmentarianism: When someone uses Democrat when they should be using Democratic, you can dismiss anything else they have to say.

Why? It's a bit silly grammatically, but the part of speech on Democratic isn't quite right for a title either, more a remnant of the party being called Democratic Republican back in the 1800s. It's also rather absurdly general, as both parties are democratic (and republican, for that matter, were you to use the adjective use of that word instead of the noun).

Not that "the Grand Old Party" is any less silly, but at least it's an actual name instead of a generic adjective regarding the system of government for the entire first world.

No idea why. None at all. But the rule applies. Any time someone says "Democrat Party" they're raging right-wing assholes. Again. No clue why. You're right, it shouldn't mean anything. But it always does.

Not kidding you.

The reason is because when they call it the "Democrat Party" they can emphasize the "rat." To imply that Democrats are rats.

Yes, I AM serious.

As in DemocRat Party?


Whatever happened to wintergreen, or whatever his name was, I wonder.

Winterwhile, maybe?
 
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