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2013-01-18 02:42:46 PM  

Chummer45: Is it just me, or are there a hell of a lot of people on the right who act like childish assholes?


There's a lot of derp on the far left as well. If you go far enough, the two extremes start looking like each other..
 
2013-01-18 02:43:38 PM  

gja: verbaltoxin: Serious question: what's this "extremism" on the left moderate conservatives like you are afraid of? Because honestly the left in this country isn't that left. The Green Party hardly counts as an "extreme" when their candidate gets less than 1% of the popular vote.

STOP, just STOP. We are not 'afraid', we dislike extremism (from either side).
Stop misquoting and/or projecting.

To answer your query, those who think it is their RIGHT to have things handed to them without having to work for it (via entitlement programs and such), those who feel the need to have legislation enacted every time something slights them in any minor way, those who cannot manage to be civil in their discourse when discussing matters (I have found this to be FAR more frequent a trait in far-left than conservatives).
Those who scream at me when I wish them a "Merry Christmas" because it "infringes on their rights. FFS people, take a pill!
So, basically, radical extremists.

"The left", in general is fine. Most liberals have not gone off the deep end, the whackos have. They are the ones I refer to, they exist in enough numbers to be disruptive. You know, I know it, every knows it. Just like the right "wing-nuts". They need to learn this clump we are spinning on is finite and we need to coexist or perish.


Also, nobody tells you Merry Christmas infringes on anyone's rights. This is another right wing imagined enemy. Being wished "Happy Holidays" does not mean you can't say Merry Christmas. Frankly, I didn't even catch this one on my first read-through of your post. If you think this is true, you are seriously brainwashed. I don't say that with any sense of exaggeration; if you think Christmas is under any such attack, you are a brainwashed fool.
 
gja
2013-01-18 02:45:27 PM  

skullkrusher: gja: praxcelis: The cognitive dissonance, however, was that hint in the air of the old "moochers and leeches" argument that does reek of over-generalization, in a post he began with "let's not generalize". I found that an interesting dichotomy that deserved to be poked at.

That's likely my "NY" poking through. Some get that, some don't. Sorry if I am sometimes curt or abrasive.

ooh, I didn't know I was white knighting a fellow New Yorker. Tell me, are you an attractive single female living downstate who has a time machine that I might use to sweep you off your feet before I got married?


Uhhh, sorry dude. I am a divorced 51 y.o. guy who put his time in on Wall ST and knew enough to get outta the rain when the rain started to include people jumping outta windows because their portfolios tanked.
 
2013-01-18 02:46:02 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: Been looking through his FB, I really liked this one:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 403x403]


You DO realize that conservative women have more abortions than liberals, right?
 
2013-01-18 02:46:40 PM  

Forbidden Doughnut: Chummer45: Is it just me, or are there a hell of a lot of people on the right who act like childish assholes?

There's a lot of derp on the far left as well. If you go far enough, the two extremes start looking like each other..


This is especially true of the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street types. You strip the racism out of the Tea Party and they are difficult to tell apart.
 
2013-01-18 02:47:55 PM  

pciszek: The jury will all be Mormons from Utah, though.


Dang. I didn't think of that.

Guess that's why I'm not a lawyer.
 
2013-01-18 02:48:48 PM  

gja: skullkrusher: gja: praxcelis: The cognitive dissonance, however, was that hint in the air of the old "moochers and leeches" argument that does reek of over-generalization, in a post he began with "let's not generalize". I found that an interesting dichotomy that deserved to be poked at.

That's likely my "NY" poking through. Some get that, some don't. Sorry if I am sometimes curt or abrasive.

ooh, I didn't know I was white knighting a fellow New Yorker. Tell me, are you an attractive single female living downstate who has a time machine that I might use to sweep you off your feet before I got married?

Uhhh, sorry dude. I am a divorced 51 y.o. guy who put his time in on Wall ST and knew enough to get outta the rain when the rain started to include people jumping outta windows because their portfolios tanked.


oh no, that won't do at all.
 
2013-01-18 02:50:42 PM  

Heraclitus: Maybe they can claim being liberal is a disability...


www.mayorsandcities.com

"Liberal" is a 100% disability condition, isn't it?


// I want my free Obongophone!
// Somebody's gotta pay me for these 10 babies!
 
gja
2013-01-18 02:51:52 PM  

LavenderWolf: Also, nobody tells you Merry Christmas infringes on anyone's rights. This is another right wing imagined enemy. Being wished "Happy Holidays" does not mean you can't say Merry Christmas. Frankly, I didn't even catch this one on my first read-through of your post. If you think this is true, you are seriously brainwashed. I don't say that with any sense of exaggeration; if you think Christmas is under any such attack, you are a brainwashed fool.


I had a woman in NYC fairly well shrill at me for saying that. Right outside Saks windows this past season. Others looked at her like "WTF?".
For myself I was to shocked to respond as I had my daughter in tow. I was mortified. First time it has ever happened to me, and I am a lifer-NYer.

I know christmas isn't under attack, but civility sure is these days.
 
2013-01-18 02:52:17 PM  

Latinwolf: Carth: Coastalgrl: madgonad: James F. Campbell: spentmiles: I'm wearing my MegaCorpse tee-shirt with a baby in a microwave on the back (I also sold tee shirts at death metal shows), black combat boots, and ass tight jeans. I turn back and say to her, "What's up sweetie?"

You're going to have to get a lot better at writing coherent narratives before you can sell your fanfiction on Amazon, PN.

Pocket Ninja doesn't need an alt account to practice his art - and if he had one it surely isn't spentmiles. And yes, while spentmiles is trying to be entertaining, underneath it all he is still just a tool. I do like what he is doing now better than the last couple years of trolling, but you can't unring a bell. (or get off my favorites list)

You can sell fanfiction on amazon?

Yea, just change the names like the 50 shades of grey lady did.

That was fan fiction? So what was the original source?


Twilight.
 
2013-01-18 02:55:36 PM  

Forbidden Doughnut: Chummer45: Is it just me, or are there a hell of a lot of people on the right who act like childish assholes?

There's a lot of derp on the far left as well. If you go far enough, the two extremes start looking like each other..


And again, when you really start to look at them, you will start to realize that one of those extremes is much larger, much more prone to violent, explosive episodes, much more likely to use hyperbolic rhetoric and outright lies and poses a far greater threat to the future peace, prosperity and general cohesion of this country. I'll leave it to you to figure out which one that is.
 
2013-01-18 02:55:58 PM  

gja: LavenderWolf: Also, nobody tells you Merry Christmas infringes on anyone's rights. This is another right wing imagined enemy. Being wished "Happy Holidays" does not mean you can't say Merry Christmas. Frankly, I didn't even catch this one on my first read-through of your post. If you think this is true, you are seriously brainwashed. I don't say that with any sense of exaggeration; if you think Christmas is under any such attack, you are a brainwashed fool.

I had a woman in NYC fairly well shrill at me for saying that. Right outside Saks windows this past season. Others looked at her like "WTF?".
For myself I was to shocked to respond as I had my daughter in tow. I was mortified. First time it has ever happened to me, and I am a lifer-NYer.

I know christmas isn't under attack, but civility sure is these days.


Then why post bullshiat claiming it is?

One crazy biatch says something to you and this is a big conspiracy? The fact that in one of the most liberal places in the US she was looked at with scorn by onlookers, that wasn't a clue to you that this is not a widespread issue?
 
2013-01-18 02:57:16 PM  

gja: LavenderWolf: Also, nobody tells you Merry Christmas infringes on anyone's rights. This is another right wing imagined enemy. Being wished "Happy Holidays" does not mean you can't say Merry Christmas. Frankly, I didn't even catch this one on my first read-through of your post. If you think this is true, you are seriously brainwashed. I don't say that with any sense of exaggeration; if you think Christmas is under any such attack, you are a brainwashed fool.

I had a woman in NYC fairly well shrill at me for saying that. Right outside Saks windows this past season. Others looked at her like "WTF?".
For myself I was to shocked to respond as I had my daughter in tow. I was mortified. First time it has ever happened to me, and I am a lifer-NYer.

I know christmas isn't under attack, but civility sure is these days.


Also, I believe that happened about as much as I believe the girl who carved a backwards B in her face.
 
2013-01-18 02:59:17 PM  

StrangeQ: Forbidden Doughnut: Chummer45: Is it just me, or are there a hell of a lot of people on the right who act like childish assholes?

There's a lot of derp on the far left as well. If you go far enough, the two extremes start looking like each other..

And again, when you really start to look at them, you will start to realize that one of those extremes is much larger, much more prone to violent, explosive episodes, much more likely to use hyperbolic rhetoric and outright lies and poses a far greater threat to the future peace, prosperity and general cohesion of this country. I'll leave it to you to figure out which one that is.


I'm gonna go with the one advocating "second amendment solutions" and seeking to curtail freedom of speech to protect their glorious freedom to bear arms from an enemy that has clearly NOT made any attempt to stop them.
 
2013-01-18 02:59:36 PM  
I'll have the large Health Berry Blaster with two extra scoops of protein powder please.

Are you liberal or conservative?

Well that's a bit difficult to answer since those words have been mutated beyond any actual meaning but I guess by the modern American definition standard I would say very liberal, I think it is a discrace that we call ourselves a civlized nation and don't provide basic health care for our citizens.

In that case here's your smoothie that will be eighteen dollars.

Thank you.

*takes drink and begins walking out without paying, says over shoulder*

Now, fiscally I'm the most conservative guy you'll ever meet.

*releases flatus and leaves*
 
2013-01-18 03:01:25 PM  
Love it. Lot of douches in Utah lately. Must smell like vinegar
 
gja
2013-01-18 03:01:34 PM  

LavenderWolf: gja: LavenderWolf: Also, nobody tells you Merry Christmas infringes on anyone's rights. This is another right wing imagined enemy. Being wished "Happy Holidays" does not mean you can't say Merry Christmas. Frankly, I didn't even catch this one on my first read-through of your post. If you think this is true, you are seriously brainwashed. I don't say that with any sense of exaggeration; if you think Christmas is under any such attack, you are a brainwashed fool.

I had a woman in NYC fairly well shrill at me for saying that. Right outside Saks windows this past season. Others looked at her like "WTF?".
For myself I was to shocked to respond as I had my daughter in tow. I was mortified. First time it has ever happened to me, and I am a lifer-NYer.

I know christmas isn't under attack, but civility sure is these days.

Also, I believe that happened about as much as I believe the girl who carved a backwards B in her face.


LOL, believe what you wish, what makes you happy and gives comfort. I can also relate to you many times I have gone to open the door for some woman exiting a cab and the disdainful and distrusting look like she thinks I want a tip when all I am doing is extending my hand to help her up from the seat (because I was raised that way).
 
2013-01-18 03:02:17 PM  
I dunno....from my moderate blue side perspective, any offer of an olive branch from the other side, and a willingness to civilly discuss differences to try and find common ground is a good start.

And no common ground is achieved by being a farking douchebag to the person offering the olive branch. Just because someone is willing to discuss differences between sides, it doesn't automatically mean they're saying "Oh, my god, how could I have been so wrong, and not see how right your side has always been in every single way???".

You don't win anyone over by shiatting all over them after they've decided to show the slightest opening. Have a little respect for whomever it is you're debating, and, who knows? You *might* just get them to see your point.

Keep the lines of communication open, gja. You're at least more open-minded than these other shiat-slinging assholes who claim to be "liberal".
 
2013-01-18 03:05:38 PM  

verbaltoxin: The left in the United States celebrates a victory when they stop a beaver dam from being drained and graded over. That's how low the bar has fallen for the left here. So for people crowing about "DEM LIBZ!!" you f*cking won, alright? You won 30 years ago. This is the price you pay for it. You get arm wrestling matches over the debt ceiling, fiscal cliff scares and crisis after crisis bringing governing to a halt. F*cking own it. It's yours. Pay up.


You have to understand that being the "victim" or "the oppressed minority" is fundamental to the right-wind mythology. For a start, the very word "conservative" comes from the idea that the past was better than the present, and the future is likely to be worse, so they tend to see history as a downward slide into debauchery, which in turn implies that they're on the losing side but fighting heroically to turn things around. But you also see it in their tendency to lump everything they don't agree with into a single monolithic group. That's why they imagine that Islamic fundamentalists and atheists are one the same, for example, or at least working together. How many times have your heard conservatives claim that liberals attack Christianity exclusively and give Islam a free pass? You also see this with the whole socialism = communism = fascism thing as well. Or conflating democracy with capitalism. On some basic level, everything that isn't "us" is "them," and no real effort is made to see how two different "thems" aren't really the same at all. But when you think that way, then your group IS a minority on some scale.

A third sign of it is how bitter they get about "special rights" for minorities such as heterosexuals, "affirmative action" and "reverse discrimination" and "men's rights." Many of them genuinely seem to think that non-whites, non-heterosexuals, and women want, or even already have, some special status ABOVE them.

And pundits like Limbaugh and conservative outlets like Fox News both feed on this and perpetuate it by pushing stories which cast conservatives as an oppressed minority. It really doesn't matter how slanted or even factually incorrect the stories are, the kind of people who watch Fox News and listen to Limbaugh just eat it up.
 
2013-01-18 03:05:56 PM  

brap: I'll have the large Health Berry Blaster with two extra scoops of protein powder please.

Are you liberal or conservative?

Well that's a bit difficult to answer since those words have been mutated beyond any actual meaning but I guess by the modern American definition standard I would say very liberal, I think it is a discrace that we call ourselves a civlized nation and don't provide basic health care for our citizens.

In that case here's your smoothie that will be eighteen dollars.

Thank you.

*takes drink and begins walking out without paying, says over shoulder*

Now, fiscally I'm the most conservative guy you'll ever meet.

*releases flatus and leaves*


LOL typical.... stealing and not batting an eye. Im guessing public schools but not past the 4th grade as you think others should pay for your shiat or just give it to you at the expense of others.
 
2013-01-18 03:08:01 PM  

Joe Blowme: brap: I'll have the large Health Berry Blaster with two extra scoops of protein powder please.

Are you liberal or conservative?

Well that's a bit difficult to answer since those words have been mutated beyond any actual meaning but I guess by the modern American definition standard I would say very liberal, I think it is a discrace that we call ourselves a civlized nation and don't provide basic health care for our citizens.

In that case here's your smoothie that will be eighteen dollars.

Thank you.

*takes drink and begins walking out without paying, says over shoulder*

Now, fiscally I'm the most conservative guy you'll ever meet.

*releases flatus and leaves*

LOL typical.... stealing and not batting an eye. Im guessing public schools but not past the 4th grade as you think others should pay for your shiat or just give it to you at the expense of others.


Vital information for you.
 
2013-01-18 03:09:09 PM  

theorellior: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: THANKS, taxpayers!

As a fellow American citizen, I would prefer that your basic human needs were supplied for rather than you getting shoved out on the street to fend for yourself. However, given your posting record, this does indicate you don't have the proof of your convictions and would prefer to be a "leech" rather than be "bootstrappy". So noted.


LOL! You sound bitter and selfish.

Actually, I would much rather be working. I, in fact, went on an interview yesterday. That's a lot harder than it sounds, because I normally don't have quick access to a shower and the monkey suit. One of the agencies (none of whom know I'm living in a camper shell) called at 9:30am and said they had an "out of the blue" rush job, and could they set up an 11am for me. I deferred to Noon and then drove like a maniac to 24 Hr Fitness, showered, shaved, then drove like a maniac to the Public Storage facility where all our stuff (including my suits, ties and dress shirts) are. Got changed in 7 minutes then drove 25 miles on the 5, 22, 405 and 710 freeways in 20 minutes to arrive 3 minutes late. Pretty good interview, and the job will last for 6 to 8 weeks at $20 per hour (they would be paying the agency maybe $40 per hour. That's annualized at $83K. A few years ago that job would have been at the $120K-$130K level.

It's a Corporate Controller slot. The current Controller gave one week's notice. Reading between the lines during the interview I think the company is "on the ropes" and the Controller (who would know) is getting out while the getting is good.

Still, hope I get it. There were 3 other people cooling their heels in the lobby, and someone else arrived just as I was leaving. I was the only old fat white guy. The rest were various combos of Black, Hispanic, Asian, young, clotheshorse (i.e.: all packaging little content). Even some of the people at the agencies tell me that I'm at a disadvantage due to age, incorrect packaging, and ethnic profile. And with 6 or 8 people minimum applying for each position it's sometimes tough.

As for my posting record, my convictions are pretty much on display. I challenge you to find one single post of mine, anywhere, that criticizes the concept of a basic safety net. But I find it.... interesting (and amusing) to get reactions like yours when someone actually admits to long term "mooching" off the public tit. Personally, I have no problem with my doing so; I worked like a dog in middle and senior management for 40 years and paid a shiat-load of taxes to help support that safety net. Now it is my turn, and reactions from libtards like you are simply Golden. Again, thanks for your money.
 
2013-01-18 03:11:39 PM  

petec: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Almet: The fool! He's just allowing them to go on Obongo's indefinate unemployment and 0boingboingcare and 0bama-llama phones!

HELL-yeah! Just got the letters Tuesday: Since Obama extended the UI, got another 13 weeks extension at $412 per week, then ANOTHER new claim, automatically following that, at $205 per week for 26 weeks - plus another 67 weeks of extensions for that claim.

And Monday we were notified we could start hunting for a Section 8 apartment. We'll be paying 30% of our combined monthly "income" for it, the taxpayers picking up the rest.

THANKS, taxpayers!

glad to help, guess you need a new fark handle now


You're right, I will. "Formally Just Another OC Homeless Guy" seems a little long. NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for my new handle when we get the place.
 
2013-01-18 03:12:04 PM  
Hey -

Didn't Romney start out with a Kool-Aid Stand?

A Smoothie Shop is just a glorified Kool-Aid Stand

Obviously, Capitalism is the problem here.

Early-onset capitalism seems to make people want their own money, not other people's money.
www.americanmethod.com

// Which is the Food Stamp line?
//  Can I buy more minutes for my Obongophone wif' Food Stamps?
 
2013-01-18 03:14:52 PM  

Aigoo: Utah (where this occurred) is an at-will employment state.


Good cause, bad cause, or no cause at all. It's lovely, huh? Exactly like that where I live. And we're called a "Right to Work" state! Which basically means you aren't forced to join a union to get a job. But as to actually having a right to work, that's a farkin' joke. In truth it's not funny whatsoever if you find yourself on the receiving end.

My brother's wife was a teacher for nearly 20 years with great performance reviews and a 6yr degree. A new pricipal came to the school and decided he didn't like her. So he fired her, just before Christmas. There is no union, no one to say the termination was wrongful, so she had no recourse.  Plus, now she's branded with a scarlet letter and no other school will touch her.

Her 20yr career as a teacher is done, so she's going back to school to be a nurse.
 
2013-01-18 03:21:56 PM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: The amount of "This guys is a dick - there MUST be a way to sue him!" in this thread gives me a sad.


Sorry, but your feelings are not lawsuit worthy, snowflakes.


No, it makes you happy. You LOVE the idea that liberals are gnashing their teeth and wailing in impotent rage.

At least be honest enough to admit to your Schadenfreude.
 
2013-01-18 03:22:10 PM  

ristst: Aigoo: Utah (where this occurred) is an at-will employment state.

Good cause, bad cause, or no cause at all. It's lovely, huh? Exactly like that where I live. And we're called a "Right to Work" state! Which basically means you aren't forced to join a union to get a job. But as to actually having a right to work, that's a farkin' joke. In truth it's not funny whatsoever if you find yourself on the receiving end.

My brother's wife was a teacher for nearly 20 years with great performance reviews and a 6yr degree. A new pricipal came to the school and decided he didn't like her. So he fired her, just before Christmas. There is no union, no one to say the termination was wrongful, so she had no recourse.  Plus, now she's branded with a scarlet letter and no other school will touch her.

Her 20yr career as a teacher is done, so she's going back to school to be a nurse.


Clearly she must just be an evil moocher who will never benefit society.

/Seriously, though, that's farked up.
 
2013-01-18 03:22:23 PM  

ItchyBrother: Didn't Romney start out with a Kool-Aid Stand?


In fact, he did!

If by "Kool-Aid" you mean "really big", and by "stand" you mean "trust fund."
 
2013-01-18 03:23:59 PM  

Could get interesting if evidence/testemony appeared that they were fired for VOTING for Obama.

Imagine a conversation like this:

Accountant: "We could make some more money if we let some people go"
Owner: How about those two guy who said the voted for Obama. I want to punish them for that
Accountant: Works for me!
Owner: lets tell everyone that's why we're doing it too!


18 USC § 241 - Conspiracy against rights

If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same;


/or am I just trolling the "there is no Constitutional right to vote!" people?
 
2013-01-18 03:25:40 PM  
This asshole runs a company that does computer forensic investigations. How fair a shake do you think "liberals" get in the course of him doing his job? Seems like he just opened a big door leading to questions about his impartiality, I'm sure opposing attorneys will waste no time in making hay of this.
 
2013-01-18 03:27:32 PM  

Dimensio: As noted in the article, the owner violated no laws in terminating employees based upon political affiliation.


Especially since his story about having to lay off two people due to "Obongocare" [sic] is completely fictional.
 
2013-01-18 03:28:23 PM  
According to reports, after releasing the *2* part-time contract employees (an oxymoron... but I digress), he has 9 employees remaining (not sure if that includes the owner of Terry Lee Investigations or Terry Lee Forensics, or whatever he calls his box down by the river this week...) --

So at absolute most, he (had) 12 employees

And blames it on the high cost of O[slur]care...

Typical Republican Math Fail.

"The Employer Responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act applies businesses with more than 50 full-time workers."

"If you have up to 25 employees, pay average annual wages below $50,000, and provide health insurance, you may qualify for a small business tax credit of up to 35% (up to 25% for non-profits) to offset the cost of your insurance. This will bring down the cost of providing insurance."

"If you are a small employer with 2-50 employees, health insurance companies cannot turn your business down based on the health status of your employees or their family members. This rule applies when you initially apply for small employer coverage and if you decide to change plans."

Yeah, this is gonna be pretty expensive
 
2013-01-18 03:29:14 PM  

ciberido: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: The amount of "This guys is a dick - there MUST be a way to sue him!" in this thread gives me a sad.


Sorry, but your feelings are not lawsuit worthy, snowflakes.

No, it makes you happy. You LOVE the idea that liberals are gnashing their teeth and wailing in impotent rage.

At least be honest enough to admit to your Schadenfreude.


As a liberal, I'm happy that those two employees now have a chance to find a good boss for a change. I'm also enjoying some schadenfeude, myself. All this is sound and fury signifying nothing. Republicans are the minority party now, and will be until they quit sucking the dick of the extreme right wing. They lost the House of Representatives vote and the only gerrymandering is keeping them in the majority.
 
2013-01-18 03:30:24 PM  

mark12A: BuzzFeed's Michael Hastings has come out with some explosive allegations against Chicago Mayor (and former White House chief-of-staff) Rahm Emanuel.


17 PICTURES THAT OF RAHM EMANUEL THAT WILL MAKE YOU GO WTF
 
2013-01-18 03:35:45 PM  
This comment page TL;DR: "How dare some guy shun people for having the wrong opinions! He has the wrong opinions, and deserves to be shunned!"
 
2013-01-18 03:37:18 PM  

mark12A: Is it just me, or are there a hell of a lot of people on the right who act like childish assholes?

Mmmm, yeah, about that.....

BuzzFeed's Michael Hastings has come out with some explosive allegations against Chicago Mayor (and former White House chief-of-staff) Rahm Emanuel. The reporter is claiming that the politician physically assaulted him during an interview, grabbing his arm and attempting to intimidate him "with a threat of physical violence."

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/18/abusive-buzzfeed-reporter- c laims-rahm-emanuel-physically-assaulted-him-during-heated-interview/?u tm_medium=twitter&utm_source=story&utm_campaign=Share%20Buttons



I know that I for one believe Daily Caller "reporters".
 
2013-01-18 03:39:00 PM  

pciszek: The jury will all be Mormons from Utah, though.


not all of us are Mormons, brah.
 
2013-01-18 03:40:45 PM  

Coastalgrl: You can sell fanfiction on amazon?


It's worse. My kid asked me to enable purchases on is kindle so he could buy a My Little Pony book, called something like "Daring Do and the Jungle of Mystery"

Turns out its a pron parody based on MLP, written by Anonymous on 4chan, that someone put up on Amazon for profit. (Kid thought it was just a spinoff, he wasn't looking for pron)

Kid wasn't allowed to buy it.

/of course some asshats reviewed it as perfect for kids.
//firefox spellcheck thinks 'pron' is a real word. Who knew
 
2013-01-18 03:53:15 PM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: then drove 25 miles on the 5, 22, 405 and 710 freeways


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-18 03:54:45 PM  
Private business? Check.

If you don't like it, don't go there.
 
2013-01-18 03:59:17 PM  
Smoothies are a liberal's drink.
 
2013-01-18 04:01:52 PM  
What a retard.

But it's his business. Free country and all that.
 
2013-01-18 04:07:25 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: pciszek: Amos Quito: For those of you who believe that the boss acted illegally in firing these guys, maybe you could explain (for me) how Obama justified firing the entire Bush White House cabinet when he took office?

The were temporarily appointed to their jobs, just like Bush was, for terms that ended at the exact same time Bush's did. I don't believe that Obama actually "fired" any of them.

No, that is not how it works.
The cabinet members are not hired for a "term".
Got anything else? Hopefully something that isn't blatantly wrong and stupid.


Just so 10lbfrommage gets another $1 for inspiring a reply:

US Constitution Article 2 Section 2 (clause 2)

"He shall have Power,...by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint...all other Officers of the United States"

Any law that tried to restrict, such as 'must keep previous occupants except with cause' who he could appoint would be unconstitutional.

So go ahead. Put on your 'successful troll is successful' shirt
 
2013-01-18 04:08:36 PM  

Rapmaster2000: "Love it. We had to let two employees go to cover new Obongocare [sic] costs and increased taxes," Lee wrote. "Found two Obongo supporters and gave them the news yesterday. They wanted the idiot in the Whitehouse [sic], they reap the benefits."

I didn't know people used Obongo in non-ironic terms.


Alright, which one of you bastards is this? In their head, you know they typed it out 0bongo. This story has been on Fark more than it deserves, so which one of you is it?
 
2013-01-18 04:11:23 PM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: hammettman: Still, owner in story adds to the concrete evidence that conservatives and liberals are spiteful dicks

Fixed. A quick google shows dozens, just on the first page, of stories about people being fired for being conservative.


Tried it. Dozens? On the first page? You mean dozens of links about the same story, a Kansas "history" teacher who compared Obama to Hitler, who also loved to rant about possessing a large cache of guns that could be used to protect wimpy liberals from their evil fartbongo gubmint. I don't think that teacher was fired for being a conservative,though they had no problem trying to sue for that -- I think that teacher was fired by being a dangerous dumbass who had no business being around children.

Continue on with your conservative persecution fantasies.
 
2013-01-18 04:22:25 PM  

The Singing Bush: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: then drove 25 miles on the 5, 22, 405 and 710 freeways

[25.media.tumblr.com image 422x355]


Don't understand the reference.
 
2013-01-18 04:43:41 PM  

utah dude: pciszek: The jury will all be Mormons from Utah, though.

not all of us are Mormons, brah.


In a case widely perceived as "Mormons vs. The Evil Liberals", as this one would be, how hard would it be for the defense to keep gentiles off of the jury?
 
2013-01-18 04:50:43 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: 18 USC § 241 - Conspiracy against rights

If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same;



So a single asshole boss acting alone would be in the clear?
 
2013-01-18 04:59:14 PM  

tarheel07: Have fun paying their unemployment benefits, asswipe.


Fired for cause. No unemployment responsibility.
 
2013-01-18 05:01:30 PM  

OnlyM3: SnarfVader


I don't have my GED in law, but political affiliation is not a protected class. I do not believe the fired employees have a case (especially in Utah).

That said, the owner is an asshat and deserves a boycott of his business.
I'm sure it will be as effective as you impotent boycott of that chicken joint.


Why do you champion blind hatred, racism, and oppression?
 
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