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(CNN)   Rand Paul lays down the line on Obama's imperial ambitions: "I'm against having a king...I think having a monarch is what we fought the American Revolution over"   (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ) divider line
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2013-01-16 10:18:35 AM  
18 votes:
"I'm against having a king," he said Tuesday in an interview in Jerusalem with the Christian Broadcasting Network.

Uhm...
2013-01-16 09:33:59 AM  
12 votes:
In 1776, Paul Revere rode through Boston ringing a bell and shooting fireworks and shouting, "Monarch beware! You'll pry our muskets from our cold, dead fingers!"
2013-01-16 09:21:27 AM  
9 votes:
It's good to see that Rand Paul is continuing the family tradition of not letting pesky things like facts or historical accuracy hinder his political ambition.
2013-01-16 09:53:47 AM  
7 votes:
"I'm against having a king. "

That makes him a Democrat, not a Republican.
2013-01-16 11:52:58 AM  
6 votes:

Corvus: Deep Contact: They've been acting like kings since JFK.

Have you heard of the emancipation proclamation?


I don't listen to hip-hop.
2013-01-16 10:35:27 AM  
6 votes:

DamnYankees: Then he's an idiot. That's NOT why we fought the American Revolution. Like, at all.

We didn't fight because we had a monarch. We fought because we didn't have representation in Parliament.


Word:
cps-static.rovicorp.com
2013-01-16 10:24:18 AM  
6 votes:
Ever notice that taxation WITH representation isn't all it's cracked up to be either?
2013-01-16 11:19:40 AM  
5 votes:
i.cdn.turner.com
"The person I wanted to be president wasn't elected, that means this is a MONARCHY!!!"
2013-01-16 10:46:50 AM  
5 votes:

TheOther: He was raised by RON PAUL.

RON PAUL, how did you get your kid THIS STUPID?


Genetics.
2013-01-16 10:30:07 AM  
5 votes:
Ahh republicans, leading the world in bold stances against issues that don't exist and no one is endorsing.
2013-01-16 10:39:19 AM  
4 votes:
What other magical things that will never happen are you against, Rand? Are you against Obama ripping the head off a lamb and feasting on it's still-warm blood during the inauguration? Are you against Obama revealing himself as the alien leader of the Rigilian Federation, and ordering his gunships to begin rounding up slaves for use in Vespene Gas factories?
2013-01-16 10:35:07 AM  
4 votes:

there4igraham: doubled99: DamnYankees [TotalFark]

Then he's an idiot. That's NOT why we fought the American Revolution. Like, at all.

We didn't fight because we had a monarch. We fought because we didn't have representation in Parliament.

No, stupid, we fought it over slavery

Um, I'm pretty sure it was fought for Jesus.



I thought it all started over that deaf & blind girl that hid in an attic from Paul Revere
2013-01-16 10:28:11 AM  
4 votes:

Nofun: Hero tag? Really?


The Hero tag is applied to every story about a brave Conservative Christian Republican who heroically Sticks It To The Libs, for indeed that is what America is all about.
2013-01-16 09:57:19 AM  
4 votes:

DamnYankees: We didn't fight because we had a monarch. We fought because we didn't have representation in Parliament.


Wrong.  It was because White Jesus told us dem feriners were bad.
2013-01-16 09:47:31 AM  
4 votes:

jylcat: TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!

But ok, thanks for playing Rand Paul.



daviding.com


We've come a long way, baby.
2013-01-16 11:42:15 AM  
3 votes:

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: How normal people see President Obama:
[kpbs.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com image 700x953]
How Teapublicans view him:
[weblogs.baltimoresun.com image 400x460]


www.moviesonline.ca
2013-01-16 11:12:37 AM  
3 votes:

BMFPitt: unconstitutional power grab,


Hi, Area Man.
2013-01-16 11:09:17 AM  
3 votes:

doubled99: DamnYankees [TotalFark]

Then he's an idiot. That's NOT why we fought the American Revolution. Like, at all.

We didn't fight because we had a monarch. We fought because we didn't have representation in Parliament.

No, stupid, we fought it over slavery


I heard that it started when a bloke called Archie Duke shot an ostrich 'cause he was hungry.
2013-01-16 10:49:10 AM  
3 votes:

WhoopAssWayne: Barack Obama is not a king - he's just a run of the mill fascist. Just look at the reports of him using some kind of mythical 'executive powers' to strip our gun rights and bypass congress and any type of vote. He fears a vote, he fears democracy. Typical scumbag fascist.


potatozone.com
2013-01-16 10:48:57 AM  
3 votes:
I predict nothing will come of this. Gun nutters are going to do what they always do - talk big shiat, eat dinner at Denny's, have unsatisfying sex with their wife, fart, fall asleep, then do it all over again tomorrow.
2013-01-16 10:47:06 AM  
3 votes:
I can't wait until this guy is president.
2013-01-16 10:33:29 AM  
3 votes:
JFC
2013-01-16 10:30:02 AM  
3 votes:
Also that black summovabiatch is like Hitler and Mussolini and Pol Pot and Ayatollah Khamenei and Saddam Hussein and Maummar Gaddafi and Osama Bin Ladin and Kim Jong-Il and Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and Hosni Mubarak and Joseph Stalin and Robert Mugabe and Mao Zedong and Augusto Pinochet and Francisco Franco and Fidel Castro and Omar Bongo and Nursultan Nazarbayev and Vidkun Quisling and Idi Amin all rolled into one person who thinks he's Julius Caesar or some shiat.

Finally we gots truth speaking to power, internet style. You done us good, RP2.
2013-01-16 10:26:20 AM  
3 votes:
DamnYankees [TotalFark]

Then he's an idiot. That's NOT why we fought the American Revolution. Like, at all.

We didn't fight because we had a monarch. We fought because we didn't have representation in Parliament.


No, stupid, we fought it over slavery
2013-01-16 10:23:10 AM  
3 votes:

Timmy the Tumor: So, you guys are ok with Obama skipping around Congress on the second-most inflammatory issue (second to abortion) in politics by issuing an executive order?


This is Fark, they are okay with Obama ____________________.
2013-01-16 09:29:42 AM  
3 votes:

Ennuipoet: DamnYankees: Then he's an idiot. That's NOT why we fought the American Revolution. Like, at all.

We didn't fight because we had a monarch. We fought because we didn't have representation in Parliament.

I think we all know Republican's understanding of history, indeed or reality, is limited to how it may be twisted to serve their purpose.


Bullshiat. Don't you remember Paul Revere ringing his bells of freedom?
2013-01-16 08:37:04 AM  
3 votes:
Is everything going green this morning?  Hero tag?  Really?
2013-01-16 08:30:18 AM  
3 votes:
We get it. If you can't win on real issues, just start making shiat up
2013-01-16 11:31:53 AM  
2 votes:
weknowmemes.com
2013-01-16 11:28:48 AM  
2 votes:

Corvus: Deep Contact: They've been acting like kings since JFK.

Have you heard of the emancipation proclamation?


I don't listen to hip-hop.
2013-01-16 11:20:27 AM  
2 votes:

clane: You gitty Liberals should head warning that your Obama is setting a precedent for future presidents. How are you going to like it when a president you don't agree with starts using their powers in the same dictating style. It will happen.


I guess you were out of town from 2001 to 2008.
2013-01-16 11:19:11 AM  
2 votes:

Loucifer: I didn't shed my blood on Douche-Bag hill during the Second Jack Ass War to have to keep listening to this Rand Paul crap.


It was supposed to be the douche-bag to end all douche-bags.
2013-01-16 11:13:15 AM  
2 votes:

Corvus: DamnYankees: Corvus: The have a monarchy that allows the parliament to run things. Try again.

No they don't. Please.

Ummm:

Under the unwritten British constitution, executive authority lies with the monarch, although this authority is exercised only by, or on the advice of, the Prime Minister and the Cabinet.[6] The Cabinet members advise the monarch as members of the Privy Council. They also exercise power directly as leaders of the Government Departments.


Like I said legally the monarchy is still in charge. Practically they are not. You are wrong.


He's technically correct. And that's the best form of correct.
2013-01-16 11:13:07 AM  
2 votes:

Pants full of macaroni!!: Bf+: So...

According to Republicans, Obama is:
Socialist
Marxist
Arab
Fascist
Antichrist
Kenyan
Muslim
Blah
Usurper
Monarch

I left out Reptoid for now-- It's just a matter of time though.
Any others I missed?

According to the Big Spiffy List of All the Bad Things Fartbama Is (which I maintain), he is a Communist Nazi Muslim Socialist Peacenik Elitist Dhimmicrat Man-Child Egghead Blowhard Lightweight Girlyman Embarrassment Celebrity Jihadist Appeaser Jew Poseur Usurper Dictator Manchurian-Candidate Community-Organizer Cult-Leader Empty-Suit Empty-Chair Tyrant Bureaucrat Hypocrite Nerd Non-Citizen America-Hater Arugula-Muncher Marxist Terrorist Liberal Leftist Stalinist Welfare-Statist Narcissist Plagiarist Pottymouth Pantywaist Murderer War-Criminal Islamofascist Sleeper-Cell Ghetto-Trash Blame-America-Firster Fearmonger Racist Atheist Kenyan Keynesian Militant Flag-Burner Cyber-Luddite Child-Molester Anti-Catholic Drug-Lord Gun-Grabber Gun-Runner Lightbulb-Outlawer Disbarred-Lawyer Scarecrow Hipster Union-Thug Anti-Semite Media-Darling Fifth-Columnist Ponzi-Schemer Vacation-Abuser Lazy-Ass Flip-Flopper Black-Liberationist Abortionist Antichrist Coward Traitor Liar Trickster Death-Panelist Affirmative-Action-Case Evolutionist Fraudster Pothead Coke-Dealer Alinskyite Taxaholic Spendthrift Job-Killer Puppetmaster Soros-Minion Apology-Tourist Anti-Colonialist Subhuman Illegal-Alien Homogay Reptoid Hayes-Insulter Dog-Eater Weather-Controller Silver-Spoon Monarchist Teleprompter-Addict Chain-Smoker Yuengling-Swiller Hip-Hop-Barbecuer Taqqiya-Practitioner Hoodie-Condoner Stutterer Non-Tipper Binder-Clipper Pizza-Cheese-Eater Face-Blocker Havel-Snubber Malware-Propagator Autopen-User Armwrestler-Phobic Churchill-Bust-Returner Misogynist Greenie-Weenie State-Miscounter Asian-Name-Flubber Tchotchke-Seller Mom-Jeans-Wearer Grey-Poupon-Supremacist Long-Legged Mackdaddy.


..of Ulm.
2013-01-16 10:29:05 AM  
2 votes:

doubled99: DamnYankees [TotalFark]

Then he's an idiot. That's NOT why we fought the American Revolution. Like, at all.

We didn't fight because we had a monarch. We fought because we didn't have representation in Parliament.

No, stupid, we fought it over slavery


Um, I'm pretty sure it was fought for Jesus.
2013-01-16 10:28:55 AM  
2 votes:
He was raised by RON PAUL.

RON PAUL, how did you get your kid THIS STUPID?
2013-01-16 10:25:26 AM  
2 votes:
lazytraders.com
2013-01-16 10:19:50 AM  
2 votes:
Loonie.
Wonder what color the sky is in his world.
In other news, Rand Paul should NOT own a firearm.
2013-01-16 09:37:10 AM  
2 votes:
TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!

But ok, thanks for playing Rand Paul.
2013-01-16 09:31:11 AM  
2 votes:
I think people need to start making up weirdly extrapolated claims for Republicans in a similar manner. Fight the crazy with more crazy.
2013-01-16 08:29:32 AM  
2 votes:
Then he's an idiot. That's NOT why we fought the American Revolution. Like, at all.

We didn't fight because we had a monarch. We fought because we didn't have representation in Parliament.
2013-01-16 04:41:50 PM  
1 vote:
"..I think having a monarch is what we fought the American Revolution over"
Is this his opinion or something he remembers?
2013-01-16 03:11:21 PM  
1 vote:

elvindeath: You'll have to forgive me for being skeptical when the President passes sweeping "laws" on two weeks of thought, and surrounds himself with children


www.mrmediatraining.com

Me, too.
2013-01-16 02:59:45 PM  
1 vote:
Annual deaths related to firearms in the United States: 29,000. Annual deaths related to prescription drugs: 32,000. Annual deaths related to alcohol: 85,000. Related to tobacco: 435,000. Marijuana? 0. Not a single case of death ever recorded in the United States, or even the world has been attributed to the use of marijuana.

Wait....what were we talk'n about?
2013-01-16 02:14:34 PM  
1 vote:

Wangiss: Naw, they'll just take your money via threat of force. I'm sure that'll satisfy your yearning for freedom.


Hey, they can have the Rolls. They ashtrays are full anyhoo. Oh, look. That turnip is bleeding. *snort*
2013-01-16 01:58:56 PM  
1 vote:
Rand Paul learned his American history from Assassin's Creed III.
2013-01-16 01:55:43 PM  
1 vote:
Oh, wait sorry. I've just heard that a true patriot read my post on common sense health care and became so livid that the ghost of Stalin is now handing out ammo in a schoolyard and laughing. Or maybe I made that up.
2013-01-16 01:38:38 PM  
1 vote:
i208.photobucket.com
2013-01-16 01:27:06 PM  
1 vote:
We do NOT need a "president" stepping over the other two branches of government to enact laws, when it is convenient for himself.

If you think that is a good idea then go live in Russia, or Cuba... Or even Venezuela.
2013-01-16 01:21:10 PM  
1 vote:

Dog Welder: Bf+: So...

According to Republicans, Obama is:
Socialist
Marxist
Arab
Fascist
Antichrist
Kenyan
Muslim
Blah
Usurper
Monarch

I left out Reptoid for now-- It's just a matter of time though.
Any others I missed?

Incompetent


So he's in the same class as the Truthers who simultaneously believe that Bush is an idiot and he masterminded the biggest conspiracy in history.
2013-01-16 01:19:37 PM  
1 vote:

Wangiss: d23: 900RR: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: What's scary is some people in here sound like they would be OK with the King idea.

He's already their king! Stupid people love him. The media already said he is "Sort of a God".

[i47.tinypic.com image 640x676]

favorited!. I hope I never read anything you post again.. ever.

Can you favorited! me, too? I don't want you to read my stuff.


no
2013-01-16 01:12:59 PM  
1 vote:

Cythraul: kronicfeld: SurfaceTension: Technically it was because we were having taxes imposed while not having representation in parliament.

Not to go all Howard Zinn (I just assume he's written something that bears a resemblance to the following), but technically that's a very simplistic analysis. Very few people could even vote at the time, even for local colonial offices that were independent of the crown; if you weren't a white, male landowner over 21 years of age, even the local authority would not enfranchise you. Those at the head of the revolutionary movement, including John Adams, fervently opposed widening the right to vote. "Taxation without representation" was a convenient slogan, but it couldn't mean much to the "middle" and lower classes that didn't meet the parameters necessary to have the vote. And it certainly wasn't a policy that the colonies bothered to remedy after winning their independence from the crown.

Remember that people and politicians aren't really any different now from how they were 350 years ago. Sloganeering and the political spectacle are as old as time. The people at the front of an ideological movement will find ways to convince people who stand to gain very little if anything from that movement that they need to join in. Look at today's Tea Party and other fringe groups.

After reading A People's History, I got the impression that it was just a bunch of rich people over here who didn't like other rich people across the ocean telling them what to do and preventing them from getting even richer.


I bought A People's History before a deployment, looking for something to whet my appetite for history. They weren't kidding when they named it "People's History". It's like the farking People's Republic of China, what's said in that shiat-tome. But some people want a slanted demagogued out version of information. I want the truth.

/Threw the book out the bus window, should've crapped on it and set it on fire first
2013-01-16 01:08:15 PM  
1 vote:
If you look closely at the fine print you'll see these executive orders only apply to "habitants of the States under jurisdiction of this (executive) office". Since Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky are all Commonwealths and not "states" they are exempt from these orders, which is not surprising given the amount of money donated to Obama's inauguration party from these very areas.
2013-01-16 01:08:12 PM  
1 vote:
You know who else liked to use executive orders?
2013-01-16 12:55:01 PM  
1 vote:

Mutiny32: The trolling tags getting greenlit are getting really old. Cut that shiat out already. Between that and the crap sponsored articles, this place is getting worse and worse.


If you're looking for honest debate, you're better off looking elsewhere other than Fark.

I treat this place as it deserves to be treated: A place to amuse myself by mocking retarded conservatives and watching the trolls stink up the joint.
2013-01-16 12:50:31 PM  
1 vote:

boobsrgood: I really miss chupacabras. Has anyone seen one lately?


I saw Richard Greer with one on a leash.
He's moving on up.
2013-01-16 12:49:36 PM  
1 vote:

jmr61: Stupid piece of shiat never heard of an executive order?

"George W. Bush (R) (2001-2009) had a total of 291 Executive Orders throughout his 8 years in office. President George W. Bush started with EO 13198 and ended with EO 13488. "

I'm sure Paul was perfectly fine with each and every one of these.

Dumbass.


Dubya may have been a mentally challenged war criminal who doomed the nation's economy for decades after his unearned presidency ("may have been..." HA! I'm such a kidder!), but at least he wasn't so -- you know -- "socialist."
2013-01-16 12:47:02 PM  
1 vote:

clane: You gitty Liberals should head


I'll give you 8/10 for all the responses you got. Maybe another 0.5 for capitalizing liberals.
2013-01-16 12:44:08 PM  
1 vote:


HAHAHAHA, OBAMA WON THE ELECTION, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHA, AND THERE'S NOTHING YOU NEOCONS CAN DO ABOUT IT , HAHAHAHAHA
FOUR MORE YEARS! FOUR MORE YEARS!
LOLOLOLOL ROFLMAO HAHAHAHAHA

2013-01-16 12:43:47 PM  
1 vote:

Sobrrr: I know this is Fark, and the threads are supposed to full of snark, but it's truly frightening that most of you here are able to vote.


Well look at it this way, it's also full of people who only log on to pronounce other users to be complete twats and then fade off into their cocoon of allegedly unimpeachable superiority. So there's that.
2013-01-16 12:39:16 PM  
1 vote:
I'm against knee jerk hyperbole. I think that's what we have the Internet for.
2013-01-16 12:37:26 PM  
1 vote:

meat0918: So, the GOP seems to be posturing their followers towards civil war.

Or am I just being paranoid?


I think it's more like the GOP is chasing a certain voting bloc who are, theoretically, civil war "enthusiasts."

v007o.popscreen.com
2013-01-16 12:29:58 PM  
1 vote:
The machinery is money, the government is money and governance is jackboots and NOBODY gives a rat's airborne ass about all of that history book sh*t anymore. Not Rand Paul, not the people who throw money at him to talk cross eyed badger spit, not congress and not the poor saps sweating the rent. Nobody. It has become moot, redundant and is starting to show the frayed edges of a fairy tale and nobody who runs this joint WANTS a king, but they sure do need to keep the serfs barking at each other about "z0mG teh K1NG fartbongo!1!" or any other stick they can use to stir the sh*t pail.
2013-01-16 12:10:13 PM  
1 vote:
List of Things Republicans Don't Understand (LTRDU for short)

(Compiled by Sock Ruh Tease) Link

Taxes
Democrats
Independents
Race relations
Spanish
Social welfare
Christianity
Pretty much every religion
The US Constitution
Warfare
Fighting terrorism
Human reproductive system
Biology
Women's rights
Laffer curve
Fiat money
Buoyancy
Vegetables
Physics
Photoshop
Birth certificates
Birf certifcts
English
Tea bags
Tricornes
The poor
Lots of dogs
Newspapers
Bolt-action rifles
Feral pigs
New Yorkers
People from New Jersey
The weather
Climate change
Environmental regulations
Chemistry
Descent
Best Parts
Patriotic
Yellow Ribbons
Magnets
Patriotism
Movies
Books
Words
Excessively long lists
Teleprompters
Chairs
Giant steel slabs
Fark
American History
2013-01-16 12:09:36 PM  
1 vote:
Every so often, some fringe neocon GOPer runs into the room, cuts a huge fart and says "Whaddaya think about THAT!?" and it's always the same thing we thought the last time. PU. Light a match, jerk.
2013-01-16 12:02:09 PM  
1 vote:
Are the greenlightey people still drunk?

Am I still drunk?

Hero tag?!?

Nonono, I'm not still drunk... I need to start drinking.
2013-01-16 11:55:23 AM  
1 vote:

JerkStore: doubled99: DamnYankees [TotalFark]

Then he's an idiot. That's NOT why we fought the American Revolution. Like, at all.

We didn't fight because we had a monarch. We fought because we didn't have representation in Parliament.

No, stupid, we fought it over slavery

No, moran, we fought it to prevent the spread of Communism into southeast Asia.


Ah, yes, the Jenga theory, where if you pull out one little block the entire capitalist society collapses.

Or was the the Lincoln Log theory, were you have a very drafty house if you lost one piece? Anyway, I know a game was involved. Checkers? Something like that, anyway.
2013-01-16 11:53:31 AM  
1 vote:

tricycleracer: that's the fact that a bunch of slave-owning, aristocratic, white males didn't want to pay their taxes.


You're forgetting the "without representation" part.

But I think that they were more shrewd than that. I think that they saw the endless bounty of the new land and said, "screw the Brits! Let's cut them out of the business deal and keep all of this for ourselves!"
2013-01-16 11:49:51 AM  
1 vote:

doubled99: DamnYankees [TotalFark]

Then he's an idiot. That's NOT why we fought the American Revolution. Like, at all.

We didn't fight because we had a monarch. We fought because we didn't have representation in Parliament.

No, stupid, we fought it over slavery


No, moran, we fought it to prevent the spread of Communism into southeast Asia.
2013-01-16 11:48:54 AM  
1 vote:

Snarfangel: Then again, they are on their fifth republic, while we are still on our first.


We're not really on our first. We just don't call it anything different.
2013-01-16 11:48:04 AM  
1 vote:


justpiper.com

Unavailable for comment

2013-01-16 11:47:40 AM  
1 vote:

Rocket To Russia: Amos Quito: jylcat: TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!


[daviding.com image 475x281]


We've come a long way, baby.

Shouldn't that slogan have the word "NO" at the front of it? Or is this a photoshoppy joke? Do DC's plates really look like that?!


Oh man I'm such an idjit, I just learned that the District of Columbia has no representatives in Congress, but they do pay taxes. Really, I didn't know.
2013-01-16 11:40:52 AM  
1 vote:

Thunderpipes: Hard t believe this is the same Fark that was exploding in rage, because Bush wanted to flag people checking out bomb making books in a library. You back 100% monarch rule udner Obama, bypassing Congress completely, calling people names for disagreeing with abuse of power.

Nuts.


Okay, this is not bad. 7/10.
2013-01-16 11:32:19 AM  
1 vote:

BMFPitt: someonelse: BMFPitt: unconstitutional power grab,

Hi, Area Man.

Sorry if some people don't believe in limitless executive power.


Care to define what unconstitutional action the president has undertaken? Or would you rather just continue to passionately defend what you imagine the Constitution to be?
2013-01-16 11:26:22 AM  
1 vote:

you have pee hands: IMO Obama is a fairly weak president relative to recent history in terms of how much influence he actually has.


Fixed for my own agenda. Of course that makes me a racist.
2013-01-16 11:18:38 AM  
1 vote:
cryinoutloud

ImpendingCynic: Timmy the Tumor: So, you guys are ok with Obama skipping around Congress on the second-most inflammatory issue (second to abortion) in politics by issuing an executive order?
Were you OK with Reagan and GW Bush skipping around Congress on the most imflammatory issue (abortion) by issuing the Global Gag Rule?

Administration of George Bush (1989-1993)
166 Total Executive Orders Issued

Administration of Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)
381 Total Executive Orders Issued

Administration of George W. Bush (2001-2009)
291 Total Executive orders Issued

Administration of Barack Obama (2009-Present)
144 Total Executive orders Issued

Looks like Obama is about average for the number of executive orders issued


Hah, you brought facts to a derp fight.
2013-01-16 11:15:34 AM  
1 vote:

brimed03

Trolling is a pretty disrespectful use of the Hero tag. I'm not impressed with Subby or the Mod who approved it.


Yeah! It should be reserved for beauty pageant contestants who claim to have mild autism
2013-01-16 11:14:07 AM  
1 vote:
I'm against having idiots in office, but that hasn't stopped Rand from holding his.
2013-01-16 11:09:32 AM  
1 vote:
Of course he opposes a king.

A wealthy aristocracy always competes with the throne for power and the right to screw the peasants first.
2013-01-16 11:08:28 AM  
1 vote:

mentula: so ... what did he think about bush, i wonder.


Which one? King George I or King George II ?
2013-01-16 11:07:53 AM  
1 vote:
www.troycitydesign.com
2013-01-16 11:00:50 AM  
1 vote:

Timmy the Tumor: So, you guys are ok with Obama skipping around Congress on the second-most inflammatory issue (second to abortion) in politics by issuing an executive order?


Since you are obviously slow, I'll use small words.  Yes I am.  Obama was elected by a majority of Americans   You second amendment bet wetting mouth breathers have representation largely due to gerrymandered congressional districts, which have created an absolute race to the bottom.  Now go drive your hover round off a pier and leave real people alone.  Or I will stab you.

Now leave or I shall taunt you again.
2013-01-16 11:00:39 AM  
1 vote:

Brick-House: Brick-House: DamnYankees: Then he's an idiot. That's NOT why we fought the American Revolution. Like, at all.

We didn't fight because we had a monarch. We fought because we didn't have representation in Parliament.

You make a valid point, now since we do have representation, let congress pass or not pass bills for King President Obama to sign or veto as the system is design to do. Ruling by decree is not the way this government works

[cdn.motinetwork.net image 640x521]


You say 'socialist' like it's a bad thing.
2013-01-16 10:58:56 AM  
1 vote:

ccundiff: Infernalist: earthworm2.0: WhoopAssWayne: Barack Obama is not a king - he's just a run of the mill fascist. Just look at the reports of him using some kind of mythical 'executive powers' to strip our gun rights and bypass congress and any type of vote. He fears a vote, he fears democracy. Typical scumbag fascist.

I live with my mom

You don't rate the bad ones, man. You ignore the bad ones.

If it is a troll, its bad. But if it was meant as sarcasm its kind of ok.


I disagree. Some trolls are 'good' at their job and they deserve recognition. It's a shame that Fark has so very few good trolls. It's a damned shame. The vast majority of them are complete crap and unworthy of a response.
2013-01-16 10:58:21 AM  
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4.bp.blogspot.com
2013-01-16 10:57:12 AM  
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What do you think they're going to charge him with? "Presidenting while being Black"?
2013-01-16 10:54:16 AM  
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doubled99: DamnYankees [TotalFark]

Then he's an idiot. That's NOT why we fought the American Revolution. Like, at all.

We didn't fight because we had a monarch. We fought because we didn't have representation in Parliament.

No, stupid, we fought it over slavery


no we didn't, idiot, we fought it to save that blind girl, Anne Frank.
2013-01-16 10:50:28 AM  
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TheOther: He was raised by RON PAUL.

RON PAUL, how did you get your kid THIS STUPID?


I believe your question contains your answer.
2013-01-16 10:49:38 AM  
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Infernalist: Having taken precious time to read through that pile of crap, I've come to the following conclusions:

1) The President is going to act via Executive Order, which is fully within the scope and authority of his office.

2) The GOP doesn't like this.

3) The GOP is going to make up something to try and impeach the President.

Did I miss anything of relevance?


.
You sound like a person not familiar with the laws of the US.
2013-01-16 10:48:02 AM  
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Rand Paul's destiny is surely a reality show.

(Surely.)
Bf+
2013-01-16 10:43:40 AM  
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So...

According to Republicans, Obama is:
Socialist
Marxist
Arab
Fascist
Antichrist
Kenyan
Muslim
Blah
Usurper
Monarch

I left out Reptoid for now-- It's just a matter of time though.
Any others I missed?
2013-01-16 10:42:03 AM  
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"Republicans are idiots" becomes less and less of a broad brush stereotype every day.
2013-01-16 10:41:58 AM  
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Trolling is a pretty disrespectful use of the Hero tag. I'm not impressed with Subby or the Mod who approved it.
2013-01-16 10:41:38 AM  
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clane: You gitty Liberals should head warning


I can't parse that.
2013-01-16 10:39:16 AM  
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KarmicDisaster: If you don't like what Obama is doing, take control and get some bills passed that actually solve the problems. You have the power, but you are going to have to *gasp* consider everyone and not be retarded to get your bills passed; just like it's always been. Otherwise shut up while Obama solves your problems for you since you can't do it.


I think that's the problem. Maybe we need more time to solve them, or can't come to an agreement. Either way, it's not for Obama to just decide things are going to be this way and implement parts of the law via EO.
2013-01-16 10:37:00 AM  
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You gitty Liberals should head warning that your Obama is setting a precedent for future presidents. How are you going to like it when a president you don't agree with starts using their powers in the same dictating style. It will happen.
2013-01-16 10:36:11 AM  
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usurping

DRINK!
2013-01-16 10:34:52 AM  
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TheOther: He was raised by RON PAUL.

RON PAUL, how did you get your kid THIS STUPID?


You answered your own question.
2013-01-16 10:31:55 AM  
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SacriliciousBeerSwiller: SurfaceTension: DamnYankees: Then he's an idiot. That's NOT why we fought the American Revolution. Like, at all.

We didn't fight because we had a monarch. We fought because we didn't have representation in Parliament.

Technically it was because we were having taxes imposed while not having representation in parliament.

On a side note, it's rather tragic that we then treat the citizens of DC in the exact same manner.


Well, to be fair, they are mostly black. and thus are probably leeches. AND DUMOCRATZS! can't give them any voting power in congress. Same with peurto rico, cept they are messican.
2013-01-16 10:29:11 AM  
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Can't believe a guy that dumb about the real world made it through med school.
2013-01-16 10:24:59 AM  
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Barack Obama is not a king - he's just a run of the mill fascist. Just look at the reports of him using some kind of mythical 'executive powers' to strip our gun rights and bypass congress and any type of vote. He fears a vote, he fears democracy. Typical scumbag fascist.
2013-01-16 10:23:19 AM  
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soooo, he was being interviewed by a network that promotes the King of Kings?
2013-01-16 10:21:59 AM  
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DamnYankees: Then he's an idiot. That's NOT why we fought the American Revolution. Like, at all.

We didn't fight because we had a monarch. We fought because we didn't have representation in Parliament.


You have to earn your independence. Behave and you end up like NZ! Get rowdy and you end up like india or the usa :/
2013-01-16 10:20:25 AM  
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So, you guys are ok with Obama skipping around Congress on the second-most inflammatory issue (second to abortion) in politics by issuing an executive order?
2013-01-16 10:19:28 AM  
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Yes, Obama is violating the constitution and imposing himself as a Monarch. He just ignores the laws set by your found father.
2013-01-16 10:14:26 AM  
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Amos Quito: jylcat: TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!

But ok, thanks for playing Rand Paul.


[daviding.com image 475x281]


We've come a long way, baby.


And Rand Paul would like to end that taxation for DC -- and the rest of us as well, so he can end representation.
2013-01-16 10:03:33 AM  
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If you don't like what Obama is doing, take control and get some bills passed that actually solve the problems. You have the power, but you are going to have to *gasp* consider everyone and not be retarded to get your bills passed; just like it's always been. Otherwise shut up while Obama solves your problems for you since you can't do it.
2013-01-16 09:54:34 AM  
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Nofun: Is everything going green this morning?  Hero tag?  Really?


troll headline is for trolls
2013-01-16 09:31:06 AM  
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kronicfeld: SurfaceTension: Technically it was because we were having taxes imposed while not having representation in parliament.

Not to go all Howard Zinn (I just assume he's written something that bears a resemblance to the following), but technically that's a very simplistic analysis. Very few people could even vote at the time, even for local colonial offices that were independent of the crown; if you weren't a white, male landowner over 21 years of age, even the local authority would not enfranchise you. Those at the head of the revolutionary movement, including John Adams, fervently opposed widening the right to vote. "Taxation without representation" was a convenient slogan, but it couldn't mean much to the "middle" and lower classes that didn't meet the parameters necessary to have the vote. And it certainly wasn't a policy that the colonies bothered to remedy after winning their independence from the crown.

Remember that people and politicians aren't really any different now from how they were 350 years ago. Sloganeering and the political spectacle are as old as time. The people at the front of an ideological movement will find ways to convince people who stand to gain very little if anything from that movement that they need to join in. Look at today's Tea Party and other fringe groups.


After reading A People's History, I got the impression that it was just a bunch of rich people over here who didn't like other rich people across the ocean telling them what to do and preventing them from getting even richer.
 
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