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2012-12-24 05:47:40 AM
Ah Mormons, you can trust them straight shooters.

Not like your Christian used car salesman who gets out of church, opens shop and rips off your grandma.


/suckers
 
2012-12-24 05:50:42 AM

Real Women Drink Akvavit: Why are they not letting the Bush tax cuts expire? I don't understand that. They were supposed to expire a long time ago, weren't they? I know if I'm broke, I look for new sources of income, not deprive myself of it. That would just be stupid.


Enacting those tax cuts in the first place was a terrible idea, considering they launched a war a few months later.
Basically, it was like quitting your job, taking a job that pays a lot less, and then deciding you want to buy a bigger house.
 
2012-12-24 05:51:50 AM

Serious Black: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Why are they not letting the Bush tax cuts expire? I don't understand that. They were supposed to expire a long time ago, weren't they? I know if I'm broke, I look for new sources of income, not deprive myself of it. That would just be stupid.

Yeah, but if you don't get a new source of income, that will simply force you to cut spending out of your budget that much faster. Really, the fastest way to cut spending is to quit working entirely; you won't have a choice but to cut your spending at that point!


Start with the military then. We don't need that many bases all over the world. We need to defend ourselves, not police the entire world.

/lost my job some months ago
//cut my spending AND came up with new avenues of income
///my savings account is now going to last me even longer!
 
2012-12-24 05:53:23 AM

stoli n coke: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Why are they not letting the Bush tax cuts expire? I don't understand that. They were supposed to expire a long time ago, weren't they? I know if I'm broke, I look for new sources of income, not deprive myself of it. That would just be stupid.

Enacting those tax cuts in the first place was a terrible idea, considering they launched a war a few months later.
Basically, it was like quitting your job, taking a job that pays a lot less, and then deciding you want to buy a bigger house.


I like that analogy. I think I shall shameless steal it some day. :-)
 
2012-12-24 06:12:36 AM
a) What kind of low-rent senator drives himself around?

b) Always go out on the town with a wingman, like a Chris Dodd. It's an extra pair of hands in case you feel like molesting a cocktail waitress or two.
 
2012-12-24 06:13:22 AM
WTF? Plenty of Morans drink and drive. Nothing new.
 
2012-12-24 06:14:54 AM

Car_Ramrod: rkelley25: Crapo ?  Wasn't he one of the Marx brothers?

I'm pretty sure he's the laziest man on Mars.


I love you for that.
 
2012-12-24 06:18:56 AM
Well considering the fiscal cliff was something made up to talk about after the election, I imagine they should not be that stressed.
 
2012-12-24 06:19:27 AM

KrispyKritter: WTF? Plenty of Morans drink and drive. Nothing new.


Mormons aren't supposed to drink at all. The Bishop is going to be like, so mad, you guys! Which for some odd reason makes me giggle.
 
2012-12-24 06:20:53 AM
He looks like Colin from "who's line"
 
2012-12-24 06:46:22 AM

Philbb: First you'd have to find a Kennedy that was a Mormon. Do you know a Kennedy that is a Mormon?


I thought Kennedy clan was Irish, which means they're drunkards not Mormons.
 
2012-12-24 06:49:58 AM
I heard he had an interesting conversion story. I guess he fell back to where he started.

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2012-12-24 07:01:40 AM
What is it with GOP Senators from Idaho? I heard Larry Craig was in the car too
 
2012-12-24 07:07:41 AM

Gulper Eel: a) What kind of low-rent senator drives himself around?

b) Always go out on the town with a wingman, like a Chris Dodd. It's an extra pair of hands in case you feel like molesting a cocktail waitress or two.


The kind that's driving home from a romp with an illegal black tranny crack whore donkey boy. (Which happens to be his own daughter!)
 
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2012-12-24 07:08:15 AM
theres a johnny carson joke in there somewhere.
 
2012-12-24 07:08:53 AM

nobodyUwannaknow: Which gay bar was he driving from/to?


I was shocked there was not a rent-a-boy in the car with him at the time.
 
2012-12-24 07:17:28 AM
He's the Crapo di tutti crapi
Make you an offer you cannot refuse.
 
2012-12-24 07:32:14 AM
♪ ♫ Workers do it/ Foreman do it
Even U.S. Senators from Idaho who are Mormon do it ♪ ♫
Let's do it, let's all drive drunk ♪ ♫

/feeling a bite Cole Porter-ish
 
2012-12-24 07:33:44 AM
Is this the governor from The Walking Dead, or is that too high a compliment?
 
2012-12-24 07:34:56 AM

abb3w: Raharu: He'll be fine. Remember, one law for use, another for them.

Actually, that's the odd part. Senators and Representatives routinely abuse that whole "privilege from arrest" bit in the constitution.

Was he drunk enough to forget that, or did he have too much integrity?


That only works if they are on their way to the Capitol. 1am when congress is not in session? Not much.
 
2012-12-24 07:34:57 AM

PreMortem: Gulper Eel: a) What kind of low-rent senator drives himself around?

b) Always go out on the town with a wingman, like a Chris Dodd. It's an extra pair of hands in case you feel like molesting a cocktail waitress or two.

The kind that's driving home from a romp with an illegal black tranny crack whore donkey boy. (Which happens to be his own daughter!)


Exactly. The type the does the stuff that he preaches against and will harshly shame another person for doing.
 
2012-12-24 07:35:28 AM

Real Women Drink Akvavit: Start with the military then. We don't need that many bases all over the world. We need to defend ourselves, not police the entire world.


But if you cut the military it will have a devastating impact on jobs. And not only soldiers, but people who work at bases, and people who make the weapons.

/Because government cannot create jobs. Except for when it comes to military-type jobs.
//Which is different.
///For some reason.
 
2012-12-24 07:41:30 AM
I see the Fark Tough Guys are out in force. The guy screwed up and took responsibility for it. So what if the language of his statement is a little weird..

/Not a Republican
 
2012-12-24 07:43:33 AM
Does he have a wide stance?
 
2012-12-24 07:48:25 AM
Conservative not living up to the values he wears on his sleeve?

Shocking!
 
2012-12-24 07:48:30 AM

0Icky0: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Start with the military then. We don't need that many bases all over the world. We need to defend ourselves, not police the entire world.

But if you cut the military it will have a devastating impact on jobs. And not only soldiers, but people who work at bases, and people who make the weapons.

/Because government cannot create jobs. Except for when it comes to military-type jobs.
//Which is different.
///For some reason.


We have a lot of infrastructure that needs repairing, and taking care of that would create jobs. I imagine a lot of those soldiers were trained to do specific jobs, so simply segue them into repairing infrastructure. According to the Infrastructure Report Card we couldn't come close to fixing everything that needs to be fixed with what we'd save, but at least we'd be doing something that desperately needs to be done while keeping the money right here at home, boosting the economy when they spend all of their money at home rather than spending at least some of it overseas. Besides, do we really need US soldiers skiing around the woods in Norway with the Home Guard in "training exercises"? What's wrong with the bases in Alaska? Do they no longer have snow in Alaska?

It simply makes no sense to me. Then again, having friends who are serving, or have served, I've been told "military intelligence" is probably the biggest oxymoron on the planet.
 
2012-12-24 07:55:41 AM

Real Women Drink Akvavit: Why are they not letting the Bush tax cuts expire? I don't understand that. They were supposed to expire a long time ago, weren't they? I know if I'm broke, I look for new sources of income, not deprive myself of it. That would just be stupid.


You just don't understand letting something expire is a tax increase just like saying you're not drinking when you really are is... well... wait ... I thought I had a point but I've been drinking, lots, at least I haven't been saying that's not what I'm doing. Yea I probably should go to bed now : )
 
2012-12-24 08:06:12 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Why are they not letting the Bush tax cuts expire? I don't understand that. They were supposed to expire a long time ago, weren't they? I know if I'm broke, I look for new sources of income, not deprive myself of it. That would just be stupid.

You just don't understand letting something expire is a tax increase just like saying you're not drinking when you really are is... well... wait ... I thought I had a point but I've been drinking, lots, at least I haven't been saying that's not what I'm doing. Yea I probably should go to bed now : )


Wuss! I've not slept all night either! I still have cookies to bake!
 
2012-12-24 08:09:54 AM
If you're going to drink and drive you should at least try and get away with it.  Do not give police any extraneous reason for pulling you over is rule number one; tags up to date, brake/head lights working, and for fark sake follow simple traffic law like let's say stopping at red lights.
 
2012-12-24 08:17:28 AM

Real Women Drink Akvavit: tinfoil-hat maggie: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Why are they not letting the Bush tax cuts expire? I don't understand that. They were supposed to expire a long time ago, weren't they? I know if I'm broke, I look for new sources of income, not deprive myself of it. That would just be stupid.

You just don't understand letting something expire is a tax increase just like saying you're not drinking when you really are is... well... wait ... I thought I had a point but I've been drinking, lots, at least I haven't been saying that's not what I'm doing. Yea I probably should go to bed now : )

Wuss! I've not slept all night either! I still have cookies to bake!


I still have to go shopping after I sober up enough to drive, which well since I was drinking tequila may be awhile, and can you share the cookies : )
/That sounds nice and I'm no Betty Croker ; )
 
2012-12-24 08:36:43 AM

Real Women Drink Akvavit: KrispyKritter: WTF? Plenty of Morans drink and drive. Nothing new.

Mormons aren't supposed to drink at all. The Bishop is going to be like, so mad, you guys! Which for some odd reason makes me giggle.


The Angry Bishops will be the name of my next band.
 
2012-12-24 08:41:37 AM

fusillade762: I will also undertake measures to ensure that this circumstance is never repeated

Like what? There's no cure for stupid.


Meh. I thought his statement was rather refreshingly honest and candid, for a politician in a bad situation. even if he is on the "other" team. I still to this day wish Clinton has simply said "Yep, I betrayed my wife, I abused my position of authority over others, and that was f*cking stupid. Now let's move on shall we?"
 
2012-12-24 08:44:28 AM

MayoSlather: If you're going to drink and drive you should at least try and get away with it.  Do not give police any extraneous reason for pulling you over is rule number one; tags up to date, brake/head lights working, and for fark sake follow simple traffic law like let's say stopping at red lights.


I think not killing anyone should top that little list. Of course, the best way to do that is not farking drink and drive.
 
2012-12-24 08:47:29 AM

olderbudnoweiser: [img717.imageshack.us image 320x240]

"That's pronounced, 'CRAY-po,' no doubt."


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no it isn't
 
2012-12-24 08:51:25 AM

BSABSVR: In the past, Crapo has told reporters that he abstains from drinking alcohol. At this point, it would be irresponsible not to speculate as to whether or he is a butt-chugger.


This is so true that I'm going to repeat it to everyone that I know.
All day.
 
2012-12-24 08:57:00 AM
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www.wearysloth.com
 
2012-12-24 08:59:55 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: Real Women Drink Akvavit: tinfoil-hat maggie: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Why are they not letting the Bush tax cuts expire? I don't understand that. They were supposed to expire a long time ago, weren't they? I know if I'm broke, I look for new sources of income, not deprive myself of it. That would just be stupid.

You just don't understand letting something expire is a tax increase just like saying you're not drinking when you really are is... well... wait ... I thought I had a point but I've been drinking, lots, at least I haven't been saying that's not what I'm doing. Yea I probably should go to bed now : )

Wuss! I've not slept all night either! I still have cookies to bake!

I still have to go shopping after I sober up enough to drive, which well since I was drinking tequila may be awhile, and can you share the cookies : )
/That sounds nice and I'm no Betty Croker ; )


To bed with you,  then! I sadly must shop as well. Someone ate some of my ingredients last night, and it wasn't me or one of my weird friends, so I'm  assuming it was my son.

/always shares her cookies,  btw :-)
 
2012-12-24 09:03:46 AM

CokeBear: What is it with GOP Senators from Idaho? I heard Larry Craig was in the car too


He was still at the bar, offering to push some guys stool in. He's polite like that.
 
2012-12-24 09:06:50 AM

eraser8: The privilege is a lot more narrow than a lot of people realize.


Well, yes... but "people" usually includes the arresting cops.

And I think neither DUI nor speeding rises to felony in Virginia, unless someone gets injured or for repeat offenses.

Still, there's several ways it could happen, even if it is unusual.

eraser8: In any case, I think the Senate might be in recess...which would render the clause inoperative.

Evil Twin Skippy: That only works if they are on their way to the Capitol.


It also includes "returning from" session, and he wasn't to Utah yet.
 
2012-12-24 09:07:47 AM

Serious Black: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Why are they not letting the Bush tax cuts expire? I don't understand that. They were supposed to expire a long time ago, weren't they? I know if I'm broke, I look for new sources of income, not deprive myself of it. That would just be stupid.

Yeah, but if you don't get a new source of income, that will simply force you to cut spending out of your budget that much faster. Really, the fastest way to cut spending is to quit working entirely; you won't have a choice but to cut your spending at that point!


Getting yourself thrown in the drunk tank is a pretty good start at that, you have to admit.
 
2012-12-24 09:11:34 AM

eraser8: It isn't, "I'm a member of Congress, you can't arrest me."  It's, "I'm a member of Congress on my way to discharge my official duties, you can't arrest me on a misdemeanor charge."


Yes they have to be on their way to or from a vote. The basic idea was so that back in the days before air travel, one state couldn't jam up another state's reps with bogus charges. Also so that one party couldn't jam up the other party with the same thing (like having the capitol police go after people for traffic offences).

That's the only time it applies though. So Larry Craig could have actually used it to get out of his gay hookup bust, because it ws just a misdemeanor and he actually was coming back from a vote, but in this case it wouldn't be useful.

However given that it seems most of congress has never actually read the Constitution... :P
 
2012-12-24 09:13:54 AM

Mouser: Serious Black: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Why are they not letting the Bush tax cuts expire? I don't understand that. They were supposed to expire a long time ago, weren't they? I know if I'm broke, I look for new sources of income, not deprive myself of it. That would just be stupid.

Yeah, but if you don't get a new source of income, that will simply force you to cut spending out of your budget that much faster. Really, the fastest way to cut spending is to quit working entirely; you won't have a choice but to cut your spending at that point!

Getting yourself thrown in the drunk tank is a pretty good start at that, you have to admit.


So would getting caught with your dick in another man/another man's dick in you. At least for a Republican Mormon.
 
2012-12-24 09:16:13 AM
that is the whitest man I've ever seen

/lol Crapo
 
2012-12-24 09:22:07 AM

More_Like_A_Stain: CokeBear: What is it with GOP Senators from Idaho? I heard Larry Craig was in the car too

He was still at the bar, offering to push some guys stool in. He's polite like that.


I needed that laugh this morning, thanks.

Crapo is the latest in a long line of ID congressperson who help keep Idaho in the news (not in a good way): the aforementioned Larry Craig, whom I met in the Spokane airport, by the way; the late Helen Chenoweth, who was Bachmann-level crazy well before Michelle's time; Steve Symms; and a host of others.

/Lives in one of the two blue dots in ID
 
2012-12-24 10:14:58 AM

abb3w: Raharu: He'll be fine. Remember, one law for use, another for them.

Actually, that's the odd part. Senators and Representatives routinely abuse that whole "privilege from arrest" bit in the constitution.

Was he drunk enough to forget that, or did he have too much integrity?


Not at 12:45am. The last guy who tried that (on phone and can't find link) got in a whole heap of trouble.
 
2012-12-24 10:18:51 AM
i.telegraph.co.uk

His name is probably Crapaud, which means frog (or toad) in French. Monsieur Jean Crapaud is a stereotype Frenchman in 18th century novels, like John Bull is a stereotype Brit.
 
2012-12-24 10:21:54 AM

marius2: Only if we could get a Kennedy to screw up this bad!


The Kennedys aren't Mormon, dipshiat.
 
2012-12-24 10:49:12 AM
It was Christmas Eve, babe,
In the drunk tank...
 
2012-12-24 10:52:56 AM

ilambiquated: [i.telegraph.co.uk image 620x387]

His name is probably Crapaud, which means frog (or toad) in French. Monsieur Jean Crapaud is a stereotype Frenchman in 18th century novels, like John Bull is a stereotype Brit.


Toad, frog is "grenouille".
 
2012-12-24 10:53:36 AM
Some Freeperland perspective on this:

Sounds like a set-up. They did the same to a legislator from New Jersey and now a cop is facing criminal charges for it.

Just because he failed a sobriety test does not indicate he was under the influence. I do not drink, nor use any narcotics, cold medicine nor any other medication which could impair my driving, but that does not mean I can pass a field sobriety test. Having been an LEO, I know the FST. Running a red light... hmm.. classic!

There is a "breach of the peace" exception to the congressional immunity clause. However, I do believe that drunk Democrats are considered a normal occurrence in Washington. Drunk Republicans constitutes a breach of the peace.
 
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