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(Christian Science Monitor)   Mitch McConnell takes a stand and fillibusters the Republican's biggest dipshiat in the Senate   (csmonitor.com ) divider line
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2012-12-06 09:30:32 PM  
This one is good.... Well done subby
 
2012-12-06 09:38:15 PM  
Man, I wish there was a word for feeling intense pleasure at someone else's misfortune. I don't care who, but someone should really invent that word.

/make it German
//everything sounds more intense in German
 
2012-12-06 09:55:41 PM  
When do politicians lose their sense of shame? Did they just never have any to begin with?

This would be amusing if McConnell wasn't one of the most powerful people in the country.
 
2012-12-06 11:05:23 PM  

Coolfusis: Man, I wish there was a word for feeling intense pleasure at someone else's misfortune. I don't care who, but someone should really invent that word.

/make it German
//everything sounds more intense in German


It's a language of commands.

/naughty commands
 
2012-12-06 11:58:21 PM  
He filibustered himself?

/DNRTFA
 
2012-12-06 11:59:29 PM  
+1 headline, subby!
 
2012-12-07 12:02:51 AM  

Summoner101: He filibustered himself?

/DNRTFA


fta So what did Mitch McConnell do, facing a vote on his own suggestion from just hours before?

He offered two magic words - "I object" - and filibustered his own suggestion.
 
2012-12-07 12:04:48 AM  
Can a self-filibuster be counteracted by a triple dog filibuster?
 
2012-12-07 12:05:04 AM  

Notabunny: Summoner101: He filibustered himself?

/DNRTFA

fta So what did Mitch McConnell do, facing a vote on his own suggestion from just hours before?

He offered two magic words - "I object" - and filibustered his own suggestion.


This sounds like something from The Onion.
 
2012-12-07 12:05:13 AM  

Summoner101: He filibustered himself?

/DNRTFA


You know, if someone didn't know what that word meant, I'd bet they'd think he did something messy and/or obscene.
 
2012-12-07 12:06:03 AM  

Summoner101: He filibustered himself?

/DNRTFA


That's supposed to be a joke, but yes. Yes he did.
 
2012-12-07 12:06:04 AM  
Oh god dammit. Okay, Republicans - please explain to me how the fark you can continue to identify with a political party that is stupid enough to get into a situation of filibustering itself within hours of making a proposal.

I'll wait.
 
2012-12-07 12:07:03 AM  

Coolfusis:
//everything sounds more intense in German


Indeed. That's why the word epicaricacy has never really stuck in modern times. German just does it better.
 
2012-12-07 12:09:07 AM  
So Republicans are now filibustering themselves? Are we truly watching the self-collapse of a political party? I don't understand how these elected congressmen can get paid to do this.
 
2012-12-07 12:10:17 AM  
It's that Key and Peele come to life.
Damn, I can't find it. But in it, Obama meets with House Republicans and starts suggesting things like "no taxes for anyone" and they disagree with him just because he's saying it.
 
2012-12-07 12:10:46 AM  
img163.imageshack.us
 
2012-12-07 12:12:57 AM  
Fillibusted!
 
2012-12-07 12:14:19 AM  

richard_1963: Summoner101: He filibustered himself?

/DNRTFA

You know, if someone didn't know what that word meant, I'd bet they'd think he did something messy and/or obscene.


Considering what the filibuster has turned into, it is both messy AND obscene.
 
2012-12-07 12:15:16 AM  
Is this what political masturbation looks like?
 
2012-12-07 12:17:25 AM  

Mentat: Is this what political masturbation looks like?


Autoerotic asphyxiation, more like.
 
2012-12-07 12:18:15 AM  

colithian: It's that Key and Peele come to life.
Damn, I can't find it. But in it, Obama meets with House Republicans and starts suggesting things like "no taxes for anyone" and they disagree with him just because he's saying it.


Here you go.
 
2012-12-07 12:19:21 AM  
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
 
2012-12-07 12:20:15 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Mentat: Is this what political masturbation looks like?

Autoerotic asphyxiation, more like.


Political centipede
 
2012-12-07 12:20:17 AM  
Turtles are known for their long lives, not their long memories.
 
2012-12-07 12:20:40 AM  

colithian: It's that Key and Peele come to life.
Damn, I can't find it. But in it, Obama meets with House Republicans and starts suggesting things like "no taxes for anyone" and they disagree with him just because he's saying it.


found it!

Link
 
2012-12-07 12:23:46 AM  
This amuses me.

I love watching the retarded monkey show that the republican party has devolved into. Please continue, but don't take the country with you.

Also. +1 subby. You are awesome.
 
2012-12-07 12:24:53 AM  

richard_1963: Summoner101: He filibustered himself?

/DNRTFA

You know, if someone didn't know what that word meant, I'd bet they'd think he did something messy and/or obscene.


Well, once upon a time he could have filibustered Santorum.
 
2012-12-07 12:27:39 AM  
binaryapi.ap.org

I'm afraid I prematurely filibustered on what was supposed to be a dry run if you will, so I'm afraid I have something of a mess on my hands.
 
2012-12-07 12:28:25 AM  

death-monkey: This amuses me.

I love watching the retarded monkey show that the republican party has devolved into. Please continue, but don't take the country with you.

Also. +1 subby. You are awesome.



Taking the country down with them is exactly what they are threatening to do. Give our billionaire backers tax breaks or we tank the economy. There's political theater and then there's economic brinkmanship that puts the whole country at risk.

How does playing games with economic stability figure into security and defense GOP?

Why isn't the media shouting these people down and outing them for being the treacherous un-American asshats they are?
 
2012-12-07 12:29:30 AM  

richard_1963: Summoner101: He filibustered himself?

/DNRTFA

You know, if someone didn't know what that word meant, I'd bet they'd think he did something messy and/or obscene.


I'd say it does qualify as obscene. Two words, and it requires 60 senators working together to overcome them.
 
2012-12-07 12:30:37 AM  
So I GIS'd Jim Demint in an effort to find a humorous pic to post and... DAG FACIST! Pick any combo and get a pic from him in action on the senate floor or something. I guess he's serious about the purity angle.
 
2012-12-07 12:31:08 AM  
Go veto yourself, Mr. McConnell
 
2012-12-07 12:34:45 AM  
Help us Ashley Judd! You're our only hope!
 
2012-12-07 12:35:47 AM  

Apik0r0s: Why isn't the media shouting these people down and outing them for being the treacherous un-American asshats they are?


The media is owned by those same billionaire backers.
 
2012-12-07 12:42:23 AM  

Apik0r0s:

Why isn't the media shouting these people down and outing them for being the treacherous un-American asshats they are?


Because if they did, they might be accused of being *GASP* Liberal.
 
2012-12-07 12:42:39 AM  

you are a puppet: I'm afraid I prematurely filibustered on what was supposed to be a dry run if you will, so I'm afraid I have something of a mess on my hands.


He just Blue himself?

...because Dems are associated with Blue as a color and oh f--k it.
 
2012-12-07 12:43:43 AM  

Mentat: Help us Ashley Judd! You're our only hope!


Ensign Robin Leffler in the Senate!
 
2012-12-07 12:44:04 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Mentat: Is this what political masturbation looks like?

Autoerotic asphyxiation, more like.


Any chance of him going John Carradine?
 
2012-12-07 12:46:50 AM  
Seriously, make them stand there and talk like they used to have to.
 
2012-12-07 12:47:54 AM  
So what happens when the senator filibustering votes for cloture?
 
2012-12-07 12:48:11 AM  

Fluorescent Testicle: Apik0r0s: Why isn't the media shouting these people down and outing them for being the treacherous un-American asshats they are?

The media is owned by those same billionaire backers.



Oh, I get it, I just threw the rhetorical question out there.

But it doesn't make sense to me that these billionaires would jeopardize the stability of the world they depend upon to do business. But that's exactly what they are doing by potentially creating another financial crisis. So, let me guess, their plan is that military spending is the last to get cut, so their shipping companies can continue to enjoy the Pax Americana that exists on the seas today. So that kids from Arkansas continue to guard their oil.
 
2012-12-07 12:51:32 AM  

Fluorescent Testicle: Apik0r0s: Why isn't the media shouting these people down and outing them for being the treacherous un-American asshats they are?

The media is owned by those same billionaire backers.


Exactly.

There is only one way to deal with witches  terrorists Republican Senators

To paraphrase Ghostbusters 2:If my hands weren't tied by the unalterable fetters of the law, then I would invoke the tradition of our illustrious forebears, reach back to a purer, sterner justice, and have you them BURNED AT THE STAKE!
 
2012-12-07 12:52:46 AM  

Summoner101: So what happens when the senator filibustering votes for cloture?


Absolutely nothing, because our political system is more broken than than a submarine screen door built to Polish specifications in China by the lowest bidder.
 
2012-12-07 12:54:15 AM  

Apik0r0s: Fluorescent Testicle: Apik0r0s: Why isn't the media shouting these people down and outing them for being the treacherous un-American asshats they are?

The media is owned by those same billionaire backers.


Oh, I get it, I just threw the rhetorical question out there.

But it doesn't make sense to me that these billionaires would jeopardize the stability of the world they depend upon to do business. But that's exactly what they are doing by potentially creating another financial crisis. So, let me guess, their plan is that military spending is the last to get cut, so their shipping companies can continue to enjoy the Pax Americana that exists on the seas today. So that kids from Arkansas continue to guard their oil.


'Conservatives' put short-term gain above all else. They lack the foresight to visualize the long-term consequences of their actions.
 
2012-12-07 12:54:54 AM  

nmrsnr: When do politicians lose their sense of shame?


I suppose in the USA, it goes back to selling out enslaved African people as 3/5's of a person.
 
2012-12-07 01:00:51 AM  
I may not have Mitch McConnell's power, status or wealth, but damn I'm a better looking man.

/just about every man is
//except maybe Dean Chambers
talkingpointsmemo.com
 
2012-12-07 01:01:13 AM  
LordJiro:
'Conservatives' put short-term gain above all else. They lack the foresight to visualize the long-term consequences of their actions.

And there is absolutely no repercussions for doing so. In fact, they are more likely to keep their job if they act like intransigent assholes rather than actually, you know, govern.
 
2012-12-07 01:05:08 AM  
McConnell: Do it, fa--ot!
Reid: Hmm... OK.
McConnell: shiatshiatshiat! Don't do it!

Idiot.
 
2012-12-07 01:05:50 AM  
I concur. HOTY material there, subby.

Also, this: i28.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-07 01:09:26 AM  
I want to laugh at the turtle, but the whole scenario is just so absurd I can't even crack a smile.

Guildenstern: I think we can say we made some headway.
Rosencrantz: You think so?
Guildenstern: I think we can say that. Rosencrantz: I think we can say he made us look ridiculous.
 
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