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2013-01-12 01:23:54 PM  
You know, Stephen King wrote about a Fury that couldn't be contained. Remember how that ended up?

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2013-01-12 01:23:56 PM  

Graffito: You know, I didn't think this would be possible, but I am actually full from drinking conservative tears of impotent rage.


Bathe in them. It's good for the soul.
 
2013-01-12 01:24:12 PM  

BMulligan: knbwhite: edmo: His highly articulate thoughts complete with detailed implementation schema for stopping the killing of 5 and 6-year olds is a much welcome solution to our national problem. He and his buddies will have this all solved soon.

Backyard pools kill too many children. No one needs a backyard pool. If we can just save one child from drowning, I would gladly give up my right to have a back yard pool.

He, everyone, we've got a "special" one here. Put away any sharp objects you're not actually using at the moment.


If you come up with the best plan you could to try to save innocent life and ensure good people can exercise their right to choose how to protect themselves and innocents will still die. We allow cars to go faster than the speed limit and innocents die. We allow bars to serve more than enough liquor to intoxicate a person and drunk driving deaths and abuse happens. If you were king of the world what would your policy be?

There are many smart and good-hearted people who don't share your views on controvesial issues. Deep down, they are as sure that their opinon is the right one as you.
 
2013-01-12 01:24:22 PM  

vartian: Now, there's a fury in me -- I'm just being honest with you -- that I'm trying to contain. Biden, the moron Senator from Delaware, taking his train back and forth and back and forth on Amtrak. Oh wow, what a guy.

Why do Conservatives hate trains so much?


I can't help but laugh and think of that "Once you hate a person" poster.

/"Once you hate a person, everything they do is annoying. 'Look at that biatch, riding his train like he owns the place.'
 
2013-01-12 01:25:17 PM  

Bigdogdaddy: I hate to say this, but a lot of dems (including myself) agree with what he just said. I hate the "impeach" crap that comes out every few months, but if Obama makes law with his "executive order" then he should be impeached, convicted and thrown the hell out. To use an executive order to strengthen a law is one thing. To override the constitution is another. Enough is enough.


What "law" is he going to make with "his executive order" that is going to "override the constitution"?
 
2013-01-12 01:25:50 PM  

mittromneysdog: Gun advocates call a gun registry "tyranny," but have no problem, none, with a human beings who have committed no crimes registry.


To be fair, there already is a federal list (and has been for years) of people who have been adjudicated "mentally incompetent" (where that's defined as "danger to self or others" or "unable to manage one's own affairs") and this list is used by the National Instant Check System (NICS) to see if a sale should be denied when they attempt to purchase a firearm.

Of course, one can only be added to the list after due process, so I don't really have a problem with it, just like I don't have any problem with people being convicted of felonies or violent misdemeanors being added to a different list queried by NICS.

I understand the desire to restrict people who are potentially violent (whether mentally ill or not) from being able to acquire firearms, but having a database of everyone who has mental health issues is overreaching and infringes on their rights.

/gun owner who's highly supportive of all rights, not just those relating to guns
//also a member of the EFF and ACLU
 
2013-01-12 01:28:52 PM  

Bigdogdaddy: I hate to say this, but a lot of dems (including myself) agree with what he just said. I hate the "impeach" crap that comes out every few months, but if Obama makes law with his "executive order" then he should be impeached, convicted and thrown the hell out. To use an executive order to strengthen a law is one thing. To override the constitution is another. Enough is enough.


No one rioted when GHW Bush used executive authority to ban a whole pile of firearms. Why care now? No one rioted when Reagan banned open carry in CA to keep black people from walking around with guns, why care now?

If these types are going to be all worked up over gun rights, they should be consistent.
 
2013-01-12 01:29:19 PM  

knbwhite: BMulligan: knbwhite: edmo: His highly articulate thoughts complete with detailed implementation schema for stopping the killing of 5 and 6-year olds is a much welcome solution to our national problem. He and his buddies will have this all solved soon.

Backyard pools kill too many children. No one needs a backyard pool. If we can just save one child from drowning, I would gladly give up my right to have a back yard pool.

He, everyone, we've got a "special" one here. Put away any sharp objects you're not actually using at the moment.

If you come up with the best plan you could to try to save innocent life and ensure good people can exercise their right to choose how to protect themselves and innocents will still die. We allow cars to go faster than the speed limit and innocents die. We allow bars to serve more than enough liquor to intoxicate a person and drunk driving deaths and abuse happens. If you were king of the world what would your policy be?

There are many smart and good-hearted people who don't share your views on controvesial issues. Deep down, they are as sure that their opinon is the right one as you.


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2013-01-12 01:29:40 PM  

vartian:


Why do Conservatives hate trains so much?


Trains are the most energy efficient way to move people and goods around. Conservatives hate efficiency and would prefer a mode of transport that burns more oil, so their friends in the oil industry can make more money.
 
2013-01-12 01:30:46 PM  

Earguy: All this talk of tyranny,



The only tyranny I ever see is the tyranny of the minority.
 
2013-01-12 01:30:58 PM  
Now, why would we need a national gun database? Well, listen, we need to know who has the weapons, at all times, and how many weapons they have and what weapons they have. How come? Why? The guy that killed all those people in Newtown, Connecticut, we know who he was and we know who had the weapons, his mother. So what does this national database have to do with anything? Nothing.

Maybe if there'd been a database that listed that she owned these guns, a red flag would have come up when her son tried to buy firearms (and failed), and someone would have approached her and said, Hey, we know you're having serious problems with your son. Maybe you should remove all those guns from your house and keep them in a locker somewhere, or give them to someone to hold for you, just in case. And maybe, just maybe, if someone had spoken to her, she would have realized that it was stupid of her to keep guns like that in the same place with a person that she was afraid of.

It probably wouldn't happen like that, but what's wrong with a system of knowing who owns the guns? Do guns owners have something to hide? If you're not doing anything wrong......

It's just a farking possession, wingnuts. It's not your gateway to a secret society of Ultra-Men.
 
2013-01-12 01:31:37 PM  

Tor_Eckman: Bigdogdaddy: I hate to say this, but a lot of dems (including myself) agree with what he just said. I hate the "impeach" crap that comes out every few months, but if Obama makes law with his "executive order" then he should be impeached, convicted and thrown the hell out. To use an executive order to strengthen a law is one thing. To override the constitution is another. Enough is enough.

What "law" is he going to make with "his executive order" that is going to "override the constitution"?


More appropriately - what high crime or misdemeanor did he commit?

There's a reason we have courts. There's a reason people have the right to ask the government for a redress of grievances. The constitution itself gives an appropriate way for disagreements as to the scope of government power and constitutional rights to be handled without needing to yell "OMG IMPEACH!"
 
2013-01-12 01:33:36 PM  
barely contained with furries:

farm2.staticflickr.com
 
2013-01-12 01:34:46 PM  
Okay, fury is coming out now...
 
2013-01-12 01:35:14 PM  
Are right wing derp jockeys ever not full of fury?

Mark Levin is terrible. Every picture of him I've ever seen is just him grimacing with a smug frown on his face. How a dude with a voice so high pitched and nasally got to be a popular radio personality is beyond me.

What's amazing is how he can spend three hours screaming about liberals without ever actually saying a damn thing. He doesn't use facts or provide any insight, he just screams platitudes about tyranny and plugs his book every ten seconds.
 
2013-01-12 01:35:19 PM  
Obama hands out guns and people cry that border patrol agents are being killed with them. He insinuates a national gun registry and people cry that he's grabbing our guns. This guy just can't win (anything but elections).
 
2013-01-12 01:35:37 PM  

CokeBear: Conservatives hate efficiency and would prefer a mode of transport that burns more oil, so their friends in the oil industry can make more money.


lh4.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-01-12 01:35:44 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: MFAWG: born_yesterday: badhatharry: vartian: Now, there's a fury in me -- I'm just being honest with you -- that I'm trying to contain. Biden, the moron Senator from Delaware, taking his train back and forth and back and forth on Amtrak. Oh wow, what a guy.

Why do Conservatives hate trains so much?

The same reason Authoritarians love them so much. It takes away a peoples independence to travel when and where they want to go. It is a wonderful way to control a population.

Hmm. Internet anonymity aside, you actually typed this and clicked "Add comment". You have to live with that.

You are now no longer free to fly on an airplane anonymously. That's a significant reduction in freedom in the last 10 years.

There was a period in time in which we were able to anonymously board planes? Tell me more of this alternate history...


upload.wikimedia.org

Now I DARE you to split hairs about 'assumed name' and 'anonymously'.
 
2013-01-12 01:38:53 PM  
Yeah, it's really shocking when people get mad when others attempt to deny them their inalienable rights.

What an asshole!
 
2013-01-12 01:40:13 PM  

cryinoutloud: Maybe if there'd been a database that listed that she owned these guns, a red flag would have come up when her son tried to buy firearms (and failed), and someone would have approached her and said, Hey, we know you're having serious problems with your son. Maybe you should remove all those guns from your house and keep them in a locker somewhere, or give them to someone to hold for you, just in case. And maybe, just maybe, if someone had spoken to her, she would have realized that it was stupid of her to keep guns like that in the same place with a person that she was afraid of.


Well, couldn't such a thing be done whenever someone fails the check anyway, just for good measure? I mean, if you have a convicted felon trying to buy guns from a gun shop, that's probably an indication that they're up to no good and at the very least should get asked a few questions by the police. Same thing for people who fail the background check for other reasons (e.g. for mental health criteria).

There's already registration of firearms and their owners in certain states, including California, and it doesn't seem to have done much good at reducing violent crime. That's not to say it's completely useless, but one needs to measure the cost vs. effectiveness of something like that: the Canadians recently scrapped their long-gun registry because the costs of maintaining it were not worth what little benefits they got from it.
 
2013-01-12 01:41:35 PM  
It seems that the gun folks are always barely able to contain their fury. Why would the rest of us be concerned?
 
2013-01-12 01:41:45 PM  

MFAWG: The My Little Pony Killer: MFAWG: born_yesterday: badhatharry: vartian: Now, there's a fury in me -- I'm just being honest with you -- that I'm trying to contain. Biden, the moron Senator from Delaware, taking his train back and forth and back and forth on Amtrak. Oh wow, what a guy.

Why do Conservatives hate trains so much?

The same reason Authoritarians love them so much. It takes away a peoples independence to travel when and where they want to go. It is a wonderful way to control a population.

Hmm. Internet anonymity aside, you actually typed this and clicked "Add comment". You have to live with that.

You are now no longer free to fly on an airplane anonymously. That's a significant reduction in freedom in the last 10 years.

There was a period in time in which we were able to anonymously board planes? Tell me more of this alternate history...



Now I DARE you to split hairs about 'assumed name' and 'anonymously'.


Once, my wife and her travel agent decided to have a little fun at my expense, and booked my flight under the name "S. Muffin." (The joke, of course, was that the Soviet stood for "Stud." I flew from Cleveland to Seattle via Chicago, with airline staff calling me "Mr. Muffin" every time I had to produce my boarding pass. I didn't really enjoy that flight.
 
2013-01-12 01:42:24 PM  
Soviet? Auto correct gone wild.
 
2013-01-12 01:43:03 PM  

BMulligan: Soviet? Auto correct gone wild.


I was going to ask about that. :-P
 
2013-01-12 01:43:09 PM  
Will someone please give this man a hug and a hooker.
 
2013-01-12 01:43:51 PM  
Another commie outed.

*updates fave note*
 
2013-01-12 01:44:33 PM  

skylabdown: Yeah, it's really shocking when people get mad when others attempt to deny them their inalienable rights.


Ok I'll bite. Which of your inalienable rights is about to be taken away and who is taking them?
 
2013-01-12 01:45:21 PM  
What Mark Levin might look like:
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2013-01-12 01:46:43 PM  
Dyslexia makes life so much more interesting. I read "barely contain my furey"
 
2013-01-12 01:47:08 PM  

skylabdown: Yeah, it's really shocking when people get mad when others attempt to deny them their inalienable rights.

What an asshole!


Go buy me a Thompson fully automatic SMG and send it to me in the mail, and then we'll discuss the meaning of the word "inalienable". Or the right of the government to regulate the types of firearms available and the means with which they can be distributed. Or just sit there all frothy, no big deal.
 
2013-01-12 01:50:48 PM  

bugontherug: captain_heroic44: anindependent: mittromneysdog: Anyway, so they may do by executive fiat -- I'm trying to read between the lines -- a national gun database. Now, why would we need a national gun database?


This guy goes apoplectic over the suggestion of a national gun database. But he has no objection whatsoever to Wayne LaPierre's proposal for a national registry for the mentally ill. That's right. Gun advocates call a gun registry "tyranny," but have no problem, none, with a human beings who have committed no crimes registry.

This kind of crap is why I gave up my NRA membership. They claim to be pro-freedom. But in reality the American gun lobby is full of totalitarians. If any of them really gave the slightest sh*t about freedom, they'd call for LaPierre's removal for making that remark. But they don't. Which makes them hypocrites.

Really, it's the same with conservatives in general. Though gun nuts seem to be the most brazenly hypocritical. The only "freedom" they care about is gun rights. But they oppose basically all others.

It seems to me like the people who would most belong on LaPierre's national mentally ill registry are the members of his organization. Especially the ones who still think the NRA has anything to do with gun rights, and isn't just committed to getting Republicans elected regardless of their regard for guns.


Now now, don't be part of the problem. The NRA also cares about helping gun manufacturers and ammo manufacturers make a profit.
 
2013-01-12 01:51:51 PM  
It's fascinating that so many of the people who believe that the 2nd amendment is inviolate and means that virtually no burden of any type can be put on gun ownership were the same people who spent the past 12 years saying things like:

The constitution is not a suicide pact.

Not anti-war, but on the other side.

Your kid that gets murdered by a suicide bomber will be sure to admire your passion for the 4th and 5th amendments.

Strict constitutionalist means shouting the 2nd and 10th amendments at the top of your lungs and ignoring the rest, apparently.
 
2013-01-12 01:52:47 PM  
Hold up, hold up... he thinks Biden is still a Senator?!
 
2013-01-12 01:55:04 PM  

CokeBear: Trains are the most energy efficient way to move people and goods around. Conservatives hate efficiency and would prefer a mode of transport that burns more oil, so their friends in the oil industry can make more money.


Heads

badhatharry: The same reason Authoritarians love them so much. It takes away a peoples independence to travel when and where they want to go. It is a wonderful way to control a population.


Tails
 
2013-01-12 01:55:18 PM  

DoctorCal: Another commie outed.

*updates fave note*


I just updated yours to "thinks trains are communist"
 
2013-01-12 01:55:43 PM  

dictyboy: Doktor_Zhivago: *snip*

I always viewed him as trying to out-crazy Michael Savage (not possible), but his delivery is patterned more like Walter Winchell (Maxwell Smart's voice was also patterned after Winchell).


I forgot to add how during the 2008 election cycle he would always refer to Obama as Barrack HUSSEIN Obama like his middle name made him a terrorist or something. Like really over emphasizing the Hussein. Like it was a curse word or something. Was bizarre. Like the dude got his name as part of a kenyan muslin conspiracy as a code word for sharia law and not from his parents who actually named him the way most normal people get named, not foreseeing that instead of a common harmless traditional Arabic name, and also his father's middle name, that instead it would be seen as a reference to terrorism by xenophobic retards who think any muslin sounding word must mean something nefarious.
 
2013-01-12 01:55:45 PM  
"I can barely contain my fury" seems to be the motto of the GOP for about 20 years running.
 
2013-01-12 01:56:06 PM  

badhatharry: vartian: Now, there's a fury in me -- I'm just being honest with you -- that I'm trying to contain. Biden, the moron Senator from Delaware, taking his train back and forth and back and forth on Amtrak. Oh wow, what a guy.

Why do Conservatives hate trains so much?

The same reason Authoritarians love them so much. It takes away a peoples independence to travel when and where they want to go. It is a wonderful way to control a population.


Seriously? That's the argument you're going for? THAT?

I'd advise you not to drink and fark, but I doubt ANYONE, even a Farker, could get drunk enough for that to sound like an intelligent thought without dying of alcohol poisoning..
 
2013-01-12 01:56:16 PM  

bujin: It seems that the gun folks are always barely able to contain their fury. Why would the rest of us be concerned?


All of them, or just a tiny minority, like with Islam/Terrorists?
 
2013-01-12 01:58:55 PM  

LordJiro: badhatharry: vartian: Now, there's a fury in me -- I'm just being honest with you -- that I'm trying to contain. Biden, the moron Senator from Delaware, taking his train back and forth and back and forth on Amtrak. Oh wow, what a guy.

Why do Conservatives hate trains so much?

The same reason Authoritarians love them so much. It takes away a peoples independence to travel when and where they want to go. It is a wonderful way to control a population.

Seriously? That's the argument you're going for? THAT?

I'd advise you not to drink and fark, but I doubt ANYONE, even a Farker, could get drunk enough for that to sound like an intelligent thought without dying of alcohol poisoning..


Challenge accepted.
 
2013-01-12 02:01:17 PM  
Remember when Republicans were absolutely in love with the idea of an imperial presidency?
 
2013-01-12 02:03:19 PM  

Paris1127: It must be early, I thought the headline said "I can't contain my furry." And I wanted to know WTF I was reading...

/then I clicked the link , RTFA and again asked WTF am I reading?


You gotta admit, it would be all kinds of hilarious to see one of these guys out themselves as a furry.
 
2013-01-12 02:04:19 PM  

Cornelius Dribble: Remember when Republicans were absolutely in love with the idea of an imperial presidency?


"If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator " -a somewhat prominent Republican.
 
2013-01-12 02:05:16 PM  

poot_rootbeer: Hold up, hold up... he thinks Biden is still a Senator?!


Nah he's just saying that intentionally to somehow try to belittle Biden. Kinda like how some people call President Obama "President Soetoro".
 
2013-01-12 02:09:20 PM  
www.metalinsider.net

/obscure?
 
2013-01-12 02:11:06 PM  

poot_rootbeer: Hold up, hold up... he thinks Biden is still a Senator?!


Probably some dog-whistle to the birthers, saying that Obama's not the legitimate President and therefore Biden isn't the legal VP. Or something equally stupid.
 
2013-01-12 02:11:37 PM  
Is this the author?

josephmallozzi.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-12 02:12:50 PM  

ColdFusion: That he can barely contain his fury is no surprise to anyone who has listened to Mark Levin's show.

He has this unusual tendency to start a sentence off at normal "inside speaking voice" and then gradually increase it as he gets angrier and more unhinged over time and he doesn't give a crap what anyone WHO DISAGREES WITH HIM SAYS! STUPID LIBERAL!

He does this to pander to the faux-tough guy demographic, and what makes it complete is that he has this nasally-whiny voice that never sells it to me.


He's giving a sermon, after every crescendo of sound and fury to make his audience panic about Obama he suddenly switches into a calming voice where he explains how he has a path that will save them from the impending doom. It's exactly like a preacher giving a fire and brimstone sermon and then explaining how Jesus offers a path to salvation if only they will take up the righteous path.
 
2013-01-12 02:13:16 PM  

Uranus Is Huge!: UNLEASH THE FURY!!


t0.gstatic.com
 
2013-01-12 02:13:58 PM  

Eric The Pilot: Is this the author?

[josephmallozzi.files.wordpress.com image 590x300]


/shakes tiny fist
 
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