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(National Journal)   Obama's weather machine may leave the Massachusetts GOP without a candidate for the special election   (nationaljournal.com) divider line 66
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2013-02-09 03:14:56 PM
Damn you OBAMA!
 
2013-02-09 03:24:30 PM
That sounds like as good an excuse as any.
 
2013-02-09 03:33:45 PM
How, exactly, is this going to happen? We already have one candidate announce his run for the GOP nomination.

/are these the same people who were also "Dude, Brown is totally gonna run. I bet you everything"?
//DNRTFA
 
2013-02-09 03:42:34 PM
If your margin for necessary signatures is so slim that one weekend is going to keep you from running, you shouldn't bother running because you have no shot at winning.
 
2013-02-09 04:00:00 PM
Sure, why not? There are people who think they don't have a Republican President because of Hurricane Sandy.

/who knew weather was a liberal conspiracy?
//and reality
 
2013-02-09 04:17:25 PM
Well, I guess that's a step up from blaming gay people for the weather.

Isn't it?
 
2013-02-09 04:27:03 PM
Let's say it takes a week to get shoveled out of the snow.  That would leave 12 days for this numbnuts to get 10,000 signatures in a state with 6-7 million people.  If he can't do that, he's not a viable candidate.
 
2013-02-09 04:31:05 PM

Three Crooked Squirrels: Let's say it takes a week to get shoveled out of the snow.  That would leave 12 days for this numbnuts to get 10,000 signatures in a state with 6-7 million people.  If he can't do that, he's not a viable candidate.


Have you ever tried to shovel snow while driving a HoverRound?  It's going to take them at least 10 days.
 
2013-02-09 04:54:06 PM

johnnieconnie: Sure, why not? There are people who think they don't have a Republican President because of Hurricane Sandy.

/who knew weather was a liberal conspiracy?
//and reality


And Katrina was punishment of New Orleans for celebrating teh ghey. It makes perfect sense.
 
2013-02-09 05:07:10 PM

Mentat: Three Crooked Squirrels: Let's say it takes a week to get shoveled out of the snow.  That would leave 12 days for this numbnuts to get 10,000 signatures in a state with 6-7 million people.  If he can't do that, he's not a viable candidate.

Have you ever tried to shovel snow while driving a HoverRound?  It's going to take them at least 10 days.


Touche.
 
2013-02-09 05:59:27 PM
People ski on a snow-covered road as they make there way to a bar

Typo aside these people are my new heroes.

Brown said no to running so the best they could come up with is Dan Winslow, a former Romney aide with no real name recognition?

And now a super-snowstorm of biblical proportions threatens the ability of DW and other GOP assclowns from getting the necessary signatures needed to even run?

[okaywiththis]
 
2013-02-09 06:05:51 PM
fta And some state Republicans worry about the possibility of blackouts blahouts
 
2013-02-09 06:07:43 PM
This is bullshiat. We all know the Jews have the weather machine, not Obama.
 
2013-02-09 06:10:47 PM

johnnieconnie: Sure, why not? There are people who think they don't have a Republican President because of Hurricane Sandy.

/who knew weather was a liberal conspiracy?
//and reality


Dick Morris once again inconsolable.
 
2013-02-09 06:11:47 PM

quatchi: People ski on a snow-covered road as they make there way to a bar

Typo aside these people are my new heroes.

Brown said no to running so the best they could come up with is Dan Winslow, a former Romney aide with no real name recognition?

And now a super-snowstorm of biblical proportions threatens the ability of DW and other GOP assclowns from getting the necessary signatures needed to even run?

[okaywiththis]




heh.....let it snow....(yt)
s20.postimage.org
 
2013-02-09 06:23:26 PM
Weather, like facts and math, has a liberal bias
 
2013-02-09 06:23:35 PM
Massachusetts doesn't have automatic qualification laws for the nominee of a party that breached whatever threshold in the previous major election? I thought most states had those on the books.

If the Republicans found themselves without a candidate, it would be utterly hilarious. It would be very fun to see a race between the democratic nominee and whoever the green party could throw up or whatever.
 
2013-02-09 06:23:59 PM
Obama's weather machine may leave the Massachusetts GOP without a candidate for the special election olympics

Fixed.
 
2013-02-09 06:28:31 PM

cptjeff: Massachusetts doesn't have automatic qualification laws for the nominee of a party that breached whatever threshold in the previous major election? I thought most states had those on the books.

If the Republicans found themselves without a candidate, it would be utterly hilarious. It would be very fun to see a race between the democratic nominee and whoever the green party could throw up or whatever.


You know, I'd be curious as hell to see how that played out. I think the Greens would fare better against the Republican with no Democrat in the race, though.

Or am I just wishful thinking? I really want the Greens to have more of a presence nationally and locally.
 
2013-02-09 06:29:49 PM

somedude210: How, exactly, is this going to happen? We already have one candidate announce his run for the GOP nomination.


He may intend to run, but he may not have enough signatures to get onto the ballot.

Kind of like Gingrich and most of the other clowns for the 2012 GOP presidential primary in Virginia.
 
2013-02-09 06:33:44 PM
Reality is a liberal conspiracy. Conservatives don't believe in it.

Never turn your back on reality.
It is all around you.
--Stanislaw J. Lec

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, continues to exist. --Philip K. Dick


I got to work my Page-a-Day Zen calendar quote into a thread. Yaaaaay! Also, one of my touchstone quotes by Philip K. Dick, the author of the dystopian paranoid world we increasingly live in.
 
2013-02-09 06:35:24 PM

ultraholland: This is bullshiat. We all know the Jews have the weather machine, not Obama.


Wait - you're sayin' Fartbongo is a JOO?!?! Not a Muslin Trrst?
 
2013-02-09 06:37:48 PM
I guess now that Obama has control over the old Commie Weather Machine and can attack R.E.A.L. Amerika(TM) on a whim, we should start calling him "the Rainmaker".

Oh, look! Fark! It's a double rainbow!

And I just remembered something I wanted to say earlier in another thread:

Thundersnow would be a good Indian name for me if I weren't already named Brantgoose. Obama's New Indian Name is now Rainmaker.
 
2013-02-09 06:37:56 PM
If you can't manage 10,000 signatures in the time allotted, then maybe you aren't trying hard enough.

If, as we are told, that the nation is overwhelmingly Conservative, then it shouldn't be too hard, right? People lining up to be part of this Brave New World, or an army of Obamabots lurking behind every doorframe and cloud?
 
2013-02-09 06:38:16 PM

Arachnophobe: cptjeff: Massachusetts doesn't have automatic qualification laws for the nominee of a party that breached whatever threshold in the previous major election? I thought most states had those on the books.

If the Republicans found themselves without a candidate, it would be utterly hilarious. It would be very fun to see a race between the democratic nominee and whoever the green party could throw up or whatever.

You know, I'd be curious as hell to see how that played out. I think the Greens would fare better against the Republican with no Democrat in the race, though.

Or am I just wishful thinking? I really want the Greens to have more of a presence nationally and locally.


Yeah, the end result would be the same as a Democrat running unopposed, but it would make the race and debates more entertaining.
 
2013-02-09 06:38:34 PM
10k sigs due by Jan 27th..... and you think that a storm jeapardizes your ability to do this?  In a statewide election?  This storm did you a favor.  If you throw your hands up in defeat that easily, and your ground organization is that weak, you don't stand a chance anyway.

During the recalls last winter, the location I was at averaged that many sigs every few days, and we were all volunteers without any organization from an actual campaign management team.  I'd be embarrassed if I were running for a Senate seat and I couldn't collect 10k sigs in the next 18 days.
 
2013-02-09 06:41:12 PM
How hard can it be to get 10,000 signatures in a state with a major city and tons of universities. Even if students won't vote for him if he can come up with a moderately reasonable slogan and a few attractive people holding the paper you can get that many signatures in a day.
 
2013-02-09 06:43:20 PM
Commies have always controlled the weather, though, haven't they? Before them it was witches. This is what Puritans really believe, yea, unto this very day.

As a liberal descendant of some of the Salem witches, Salem witchhunters, and one of the Mather ancestors of Puritan Divine Cotton Mather (and his father Increase, and grandfather Richard), I have ceased to believe that the Devil and his evil minions control the weather and believe in Chaos Theory instead.

But Conservatives are still mooncalves and puppies and have to have somebody to blame other than themselves.

Bad weather and climate change.

THEY ARE FACTS.

THEY ARE NOT OBAMA'S FAULT.
 
2013-02-09 06:44:48 PM

Mentat: Three Crooked Squirrels: Let's say it takes a week to get shoveled out of the snow.  That would leave 12 days for this numbnuts to get 10,000 signatures in a state with 6-7 million people.  If he can't do that, he's not a viable candidate.

Have you ever tried to shovel snow while driving a HoverRound?  It's going to take them at least 10 days.


Don't they make plow attachments for 'em?
 
2013-02-09 06:45:32 PM

brantgoose: Commies have always controlled the weather, though, haven't they? Before them it was witches. This is what Puritans really believe, yea, unto this very day.

As a liberal descendant of some of the Salem witches, Salem witchhunters, and one of the Mather ancestors of Puritan Divine Cotton Mather (and his father Increase, and grandfather Richard), I have ceased to believe that the Devil and his evil minions control the weather and believe in Chaos Theory instead.

But Conservatives are still mooncalves and puppies and have to have somebody to blame other than themselves.

Bad weather and climate change.

THEY ARE FACTS.

THEY ARE NOT OBAMA'S FAULT.


Shush! You might penetrate their bubble of Conservative Reality and cause them to suffer a psychotic breakdown.
 
2013-02-09 06:58:07 PM
I, for one, welcome our new, hope crushing over-storm.
 
2013-02-09 06:58:53 PM

homelessdude: heh.....let it snow....(yt)


It's weird but just listening to Dean Martin sing makes me feel tipsy even if I haven't had a drop.

Oddist damn thing.
 
2013-02-09 07:01:53 PM

brantgoose: As a liberal descendant of some of the Salem witches, Salem witchhunters, and one of the Mather ancestors


This just became your new notation. Seriously, that's cool.
 
2013-02-09 07:03:31 PM
Peanuts, candy bars and jerky.
 
2013-02-09 07:20:28 PM
The repubs are probably better off not fielding a candidate than putting out a sacrificial lamb to be humiliated. Then they can complain that the evil Democrats have fixed the system so they can't compete. Of course, they could just select a candidate and run a write-in campaign; I know plenty of conservative Massachusettsians who would be glad to write in a repub.. But really, we don't need to gerrymander to ensure Democratic victory in this state. Our little fling with repub governors was brought to a crashing halt by the Romney disaster and Scott Brown's election was a fluke caused by an overconfident Dem flipping off the constituency. It won't happen again.
 
2013-02-09 07:21:50 PM
If you can't collect the required signatures in the time given, you have no business being in the senate.

Anyone who had their act together would have gotten started the instant Kerry was nominated. Anyone that's really worth it would been ready before then just in case.
 
2013-02-09 07:21:56 PM

g4lt: Mentat: Three Crooked Squirrels: Let's say it takes a week to get shoveled out of the snow.  That would leave 12 days for this numbnuts to get 10,000 signatures in a state with 6-7 million people.  If he can't do that, he's not a viable candidate.

Have you ever tried to shovel snow while driving a HoverRound?  It's going to take them at least 10 days.

Don't they make plow attachments for 'em?


This is probably the most brilliant idea I have heard in a long time. Patent that sucker, g4.
 
2013-02-09 07:37:26 PM
Okay, at first I thought, well you shouldn't have waited til the last weekend before the deadline to file your papers.  But now that I've read the whole article?  Go fark yourself morons.  You've got til pretty much the end of the month, quit your biatching.
 
2013-02-09 07:37:42 PM

hubiestubert: If you can't manage 10,000 signatures in the time allotted, then maybe you aren't trying hard enough.

If, as we are told, that the nation is overwhelmingly Conservative, then it shouldn't be too hard, right? People lining up to be part of this Brave New World, or an army of Obamabots lurking behind every doorframe and cloud?


More people would have signed but they were too intimidated by the Black Panthers.
 
2013-02-09 07:54:36 PM
So give them an extra weekend - take the high road.
 
2013-02-09 07:56:19 PM
Eh...just do like New Jersey and appoint a Republican nominee at the last minute. Election laws are more like election suggestions.
 
2013-02-09 08:02:45 PM

fusillade762: hubiestubert: If you can't manage 10,000 signatures in the time allotted, then maybe you aren't trying hard enough.

If, as we are told, that the nation is overwhelmingly Conservative, then it shouldn't be too hard, right? People lining up to be part of this Brave New World, or an army of Obamabots lurking behind every doorframe and cloud?

More people would have signed but they were too intimidated by the Black Panthers.


2/10, you should have mentioned ACORN and Soros as well.
 
2013-02-09 08:22:10 PM
I've got someone on facebook without power who's a tea party patriot, whining about the national grid being offline for her probably until Monday.

Now, mostly I am enormously sympathetic and I hope she keeps warm and safe.

A more malicious part of me wants to tell her to get her libertarian bootstrappy jock on and be a rugged individualist and go get some farking wood since she's got a fireplace.

Ultimately I'm going to kick back with some rum and coke and enjoy the schadenfreude.  And hope she keeps warm and safe.

/css
 
2013-02-09 08:23:22 PM

ClavellBCMI: fusillade762: hubiestubert: If you can't manage 10,000 signatures in the time allotted, then maybe you aren't trying hard enough.

If, as we are told, that the nation is overwhelmingly Conservative, then it shouldn't be too hard, right? People lining up to be part of this Brave New World, or an army of Obamabots lurking behind every doorframe and cloud?

More people would have signed but they were too intimidated by the Black Panthers.

2/10, you should have mentioned ACORN and Soros as well.


i817.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-09 08:34:12 PM
dionysusaur: Wait - you're sayin' Fartbongo is a JOO?!?! Not a Muslin Trrst?

Holy shiat, this changes everything.
 
2013-02-09 08:59:52 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Well, I guess that's a step up from blaming gay people for the weather.

Isn't it?


Whatever, as long as when they lose everyone knows they totally would have won except for the weather/Mexicans/computers/meteor shower/attack of the giant leeches. Because THEY SHOULD HAVE WON!!!
 
2013-02-09 09:16:19 PM
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2013-02-09 10:05:33 PM
Oh PULEEEEEEEEZE!
 
2013-02-10 12:25:53 AM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: 10k sigs due by Jan 27th..... and you think that a storm jeapardizes your ability to do this?  In a statewide election?  This storm did you a favor.  If you throw your hands up in defeat that easily, and your ground organization is that weak, you don't stand a chance anyway.


So wait, the signatures were due 10 days before the storm even hit and they're complaining that the storm stopped them?

Now THAT'S sad.
 
2013-02-10 01:05:26 AM
Reading the article, it actually still seems likely one of the GOP candidates will make it by the Feb 27 deadline, he'll just have to blow the $100,000 he's poured into the campaign on paid signature gatherers.

Which is still sad but it'll get him to the finals by default so money well spent I guess?
 
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