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2013-03-16 04:58:42 PM

Demetrius: Duuuuuude...I am sooooooo stoned right now

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WTF is wrong with his head*? It looks misshapen and sort of pin-ish.

*The outside, I mean. We all know what's wrong with the inside.
 
2013-03-16 05:04:43 PM

hubiestubert: Citizens have the right to equal protection under the law, and together, those should be reason enough for the Republican party to stand for marriage equality.


Yep. Although I voted Republican in my youth, today's Republican party is not the same party I aligned with when I was younger. Today's GOP is essentially a group of people fixated on their own agenda and their agenda has nothing to do with most people of the US. The Republican agenda has to do with corporate profits.

Marriage equality has become such a hot issue today because today's Republican party has no stands.
 
2013-03-16 05:06:02 PM
I particularly liked seeing that just before $arah took the stage, they set up teleprompters for her.  After she gave Obama so much grief for using them.  She has no job, no campaign, months to prepare a single ten minute speech, in a situation where she could bring notes.

And still needed the 'prompter.

1. Christie might be veep.  Too angry to be the nominee, people don't like that.

2. Santorum?  Nominate a guy who has been out of office for a decade?  Nope.

3.  Rubio - too new for the GOP, too moderate.

4. Jindal - too short and ethnic looking

5. Nikki Haley - too new, too young (for the GOP)

6.  Rand Paul - too new, the money guys won't trust him

7.  Rick Perry - too stupid even for the GOP

No Huntsman?

Ryan is the frontrunner, with Daniels, Kasich, McDonnell, Pence in the hunt.
 
2013-03-16 05:23:20 PM
I present to you the list of every losing GOP primary candidate who won more than 4 states in a primary:

Reagan (1976)
HW Bush (1980)
Dole (1988)
McCain (2000)
Romney (2008)
Santorum (2012)

This could get good...
 
2013-03-16 05:29:14 PM

Demetrius: Duuuuuude...I am sooooooo stoned right now


What is with the shape of his head? It is lopsided.
 
2013-03-16 05:37:16 PM

SilentStrider: Lionel Mandrake: Wow...Republicans really don't want to win the White House.

If they did, they'd have invited Christie. He's got some crossover appeal.


Only when sharing the stage with Obama.
 
2013-03-16 05:38:57 PM

propasaurus: hey at least your education reform isn't in court - Jindal. as it should be, my god is the voucher program badly done. if you are a small religious Christian school you love the program. a mid sized city with a normal demographic curve, you hate it.

Muslim religious schools need not apply.


yeah that kinda goes w/o saying. although here in SE LA i don't hear a lot of whining about Muslims in general. that may be because i don't get out much. :)
 
2013-03-16 05:42:00 PM

HighOnCraic: Jormungandr: If I recall right, they way the GOP does things is the one who came in second becomes the candidate next time.
So that would mean Santorum.  I hope that comes to pass. If Santorum doesn't become the candidate I will be sad.

Santorum has an advantage over any new candidate that tries to win the nomination in '16:  he managed to last through the end of the primaries last time around, so he starts off with a better ground game (just like Romney last time, and McCain in '08).  Like you, I hope that Santorum becomes the Republican nominee, and I'm very happy to see esteemed journalistical resources such as WorldNetDaily spreading Santorum's message across the intertubes.


Uh? Eww.
 
2013-03-16 05:44:57 PM

GentlemanJ: Phooey. Condi vs. Hillary, 2016.
/All signs point to yes.


What do the statisticals say?
 
2013-03-16 05:57:05 PM

MrBallou: Demetrius: Duuuuuude...I am sooooooo stoned right now

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WTF is wrong with his head*? It looks misshapen and sort of pin-ish.

*The outside, I mean. We all know what's wrong with the inside.


i.qkme.me
 
2013-03-16 06:02:14 PM

cybrwzrd: Demetrius: Duuuuuude...I am sooooooo stoned right now

What is with the shape of his head? It is lopsided.


I think that's just his hair...which he can't comb correctly because he's retarded.
 
2013-03-16 06:02:28 PM
This must be so exciting for them.
 
2013-03-16 06:17:56 PM

MrBallou: Demetrius: Duuuuuude...I am sooooooo stoned right now

[www.wisconsingazette.com image 385x292]

WTF is wrong with his head*? It looks misshapen and sort of pin-ish.

*The outside, I mean. We all know what's wrong with the inside.


Fetal alcohol syndrome.  Not joking, not trying to be mean.  He's got all the telltale deformities of FAS.
 
2013-03-16 06:19:19 PM
It looks like just having the last name Paul is enough to win the CPAC Straw Poll anymore.

http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/16/17341131-rand-paul-win s- cpac-straw-poll-rubio-close-second?lite

This convention is such a joke.
 
2013-03-16 06:21:34 PM

Mrtraveler01: It looks like just having the last name Paul is enough to win the CPAC Straw Poll anymore.



www.theblaze.com
 
2013-03-16 06:21:59 PM
17. Ohio Senator Rob Portman
 
2013-03-16 06:25:22 PM
Scott Walker? Really? His eyes don't even point in the same direction. He's just so blatantly a drooling idiot. Republicans have historically understood that in order to get people to vote for a total shiatbag, the bag had better be pretty nice.

That's just squeezing out a fresh turd onto the face of the electorate and hoping no one notices or cares. Not the way to electoral success...
 
2013-03-16 06:25:33 PM

balloot: I present to you the list of every losing GOP primary candidate who won more than 4 states in a primary:

Reagan (1976)
HW Bush (1980)
Dole (1988)
McCain (2000)
Romney (2008)
Santorum (2012)

This could get good...


It could certainly be entertaining. I'm not sure I want to risk him actually getting the nomination though.
 
2013-03-16 06:28:19 PM
From the comments in TFA: "We're going to need a bigger clown car."

Well said, sir.
 
2013-03-16 06:29:43 PM

Infernalist: Dude just sat there and 'took' this racist crap from this guy without saying a word back to him about it.


If by "taking it" you mean acting like an adult.  He did respond to him, and if he was a good facilitator (there was not enough video to tell) he would use that exchange as a teachable moment.
 
2013-03-16 06:45:56 PM

WorldCitizen: The list reads like a circus roster. Are Republicans ever again going to become intellectually serious? Where the hell are the Eisenhowers? Well, I know where they are...pushed out of the party either into being Democrats or judged unworthy of Republican support as RINOs.


I recently read a bio of a Eisenhower (admittedly in shifts on the toilet), and I admit that I would gay-marry the man. He was someone you could admire. Now look what 'conservatives' are handing the voters.

Ike was far from perfect, particularly in Middle Eastern policy, but by today's standards he's a saint.
 
2013-03-16 07:00:49 PM
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2013-03-16 07:08:13 PM
Ron and Rand Paul are so Libertarian they win CPAC all the time
 
2013-03-16 07:08:55 PM

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Meanwhile, Queen Sarah is still being the same old coont as always


That's amazing. She cashed in on an actual shiat-for-brains reality TV show, and she says that the Obamas star in one. At this point, she could claim that it was Obama's nitwit handling of a simple TV interview with Katie Couric that sank the McCain candidacy and those morons would cheer her.

"And what about Obama's invasion of Iraq?" Hysterical cheering.
 
2013-03-16 07:14:52 PM

Kibbler: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Meanwhile, Queen Sarah is still being the same old coont as always

That's amazing. She cashed in on an actual shiat-for-brains reality TV show, and she says that the Obamas star in one. At this point, she could claim that it was Obama's nitwit handling of a simple TV interview with Katie Couric that sank the McCain candidacy and those morons would cheer her.

"And what about Obama's invasion of Iraq?" Hysterical cheering.


It's not that the Republicans are shiat-eatingly stupid that bothers me the most.  It's the hypocracy, and the total and complete lack of shame for being that farking moronic.  Being that farking stupid is something one is supposed to be embarrassed about.
 
2013-03-16 07:20:26 PM
I think CPAC's track record is so good that this is more a list of those who if you hear is the front runner, isn't gonna be the front runner

Did Mitt win last year? I thought Santorum did?

/Thank god Huntsman didn't make the cut
//who am I kidding, he's bashed the party too much to ever come back
///join the Hunt.
////Why? because one party rule isn't a good thing and he's the best shot the GOP has right now
 
2013-03-16 07:24:31 PM
Two comments:  First, was it just me or did they post the 3 most punchable faces in the history of mankind there. Second, outside of Chris Christie, who the Republicans have decided is too smart and middle-ground for them (or something) was there a single person on that list who stands a CHANCE in a general election?
 
2013-03-16 07:27:37 PM

balloot: I present to you the list of every losing GOP primary candidate who won more than 4 states in a primary:

Reagan (1976)
HW Bush (1980)
Dole (1988)
McCain (2000)
Romney (2008)
Santorum (2012)

This could get good...


That's a nice list, but those weren't the only candidates those years that won more than four states.  Huckleberry won a half dozen or so in 2008.
 
2013-03-16 07:35:21 PM
Btw, an update from CNN:

"Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky won the presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday. Paul won with 25% of the vote and finished slightly ahead of Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. In third place was former senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania."

The Republicans are fuxxored...
 
2013-03-16 07:44:14 PM
People can hem and haw all they want over who will be the 2016 front runner at this point. It is pointless fodder for cable news pundits to justify their salaries at this stage.

There is almost 4 years left for another Legitimate Rape Comment v2.0 (pops).
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CPAC speculation is boring. Wake me up when they get to the fiscal benghazi cliff part.
 
2013-03-16 07:56:03 PM

born_yesterday: Kibbler: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Meanwhile, Queen Sarah is still being the same old coont as always

That's amazing. She cashed in on an actual shiat-for-brains reality TV show, and she says that the Obamas star in one. At this point, she could claim that it was Obama's nitwit handling of a simple TV interview with Katie Couric that sank the McCain candidacy and those morons would cheer her.

"And what about Obama's invasion of Iraq?" Hysterical cheering.

It's not that the Republicans are shiat-eatingly stupid that bothers me the most.  It's the hypocracy, and the total and complete lack of shame for being that farking moronic.  Being that farking stupid is something one is supposed to be embarrassed about.


They hate, HATE, you for being so much smarter than they are. When the gas chambers are fired up again, look forward to your Oh-so-smart seat near the jets.

\hate.
 
2013-03-16 08:10:52 PM

GAT_00: Huckleberry


I will have to refer to him as that from this day forth.

I'm assuming it's a portmanteau of Huckabee and dingleberry.
 
2013-03-16 08:22:26 PM

Doktor_Zhivago: GAT_00: Huckleberry

I will have to refer to him as that from this day forth.

I'm assuming it's a portmanteau of Huckabee and dingleberry.


That works.  It also simply just fits to call him Huckleberry.
 
2013-03-16 08:30:10 PM

404 page not found: Mrtraveler01: It looks like just having the last name Paul is enough to win the CPAC Straw Poll anymore.


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RuPaul: "Charisma Uniqueness Nerve & Talent"
GOP "Citizens United Not Timid"

RuPaul: "Don't fark it up!"
GOP: "Let's fark it up!"
 
2013-03-16 08:54:53 PM

doyner: Wisconsin leads the nation in supplying us with punchable faces.


Came here to say can't decide, face punchableness hard to quantify --need a word for that, maybe the Germans can help--

  gesichteanschlagenvergnugenheit?
 
2013-03-16 09:08:58 PM
Don't see anyone discussing really the random name on the list Carson, who ended up 7th in the straw poll. Odd to see a neurosurgeon who doesn't believe in evolution. It does suck though that he said he's going to retire from being a slicer after all these years (sure the books are hype, but the man is a gifted surgeon). Hopefully he doesn't go off the deep end to move up in the party and tries to push more back to center.
 
m00
2013-03-16 09:29:12 PM
Yeah, at this point there is no serious 2016 nominees other than Clinton and Christie.
 
2013-03-16 09:30:06 PM

TheManofPA: Don't see anyone discussing really the random name on the list Carson, who ended up 7th in the straw poll. Odd to see a neurosurgeon who doesn't believe in evolution. It does suck though that he said he's going to retire from being a slicer after all these years (sure the books are hype, but the man is a gifted surgeon). Hopefully he doesn't go off the deep end to move up in the party and tries to push more back to center.


He's the Tea Party's new black friend.
 
2013-03-16 09:38:54 PM

propasaurus: TheManofPA: Don't see anyone discussing really the random name on the list Carson, who ended up 7th in the straw poll. Odd to see a neurosurgeon who doesn't believe in evolution. It does suck though that he said he's going to retire from being a slicer after all these years (sure the books are hype, but the man is a gifted surgeon). Hopefully he doesn't go off the deep end to move up in the party and tries to push more back to center.

He's the Tea Party's new black friend.


I can't tell from his blurbs though. Is it him leaning that way (i.e. he wants to be Blacktorum) or is he saying something off the cuff (just speaking his mind about various things) and they are harping about it relates to their values? I'm not sure but I figured some farker would have more info. In any case, thought it was an interesting name to show up given his history in the field.
 
m00
2013-03-16 09:41:10 PM

TheManofPA: Odd to see a neurosurgeon who doesn't believe in evolution.


Depends on what you mean by "believe in."

I think there is room for healthy skepticism for specific mechanics of evolution, but not that evolution exists. The principle of evolution is that phenotypes in a population change over time. This cannot be disputed. But if you want to say certain kinds of simple organisms, or complex organizations in certain situations, seem to exhibit Lamarckian evolution vs Darwinian, for example with respect to epigenetics this isn't a crazy position. So for example, it would be legitimate to say "Darwinian evolution isn't really what's going on 100% of the time, in some cases there is inheritance of observable traits through some mechanism other than DNA." And you can maybe extend that to say "I think Darwin's Theory of Evolution is inaccurate," because there are a lot of poorly understood mechanisms. Now, this might grab headlines with "So-and-so doesn't believe in evolution." For example, in humans... there was some evidence that the dietary situation of grandparents (aka, they starved through a Great Depression) impact metabolic rates of grandchildren. This has been demonstrated controlling for social and dietary factors. This cannot be explained through Darwinian evolution.

Was just a general comment. I have no idea what this guy's beliefs actually are.
 
2013-03-16 09:50:35 PM

Separated at birth?

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Former Secretary of State
Catriona
 
2013-03-16 09:52:50 PM
NPR news played a clip from Mrs. Palin's speech... she made a teleprompter crack. A woman who has to write "tax cuts" on her hand made a crack about the President's speaking skills about 4 years after the freshness date expired. That's what the Republicans and Conservatives bring to the table.
 
2013-03-16 09:58:04 PM
I'm going to predict Ben Carson will be the Herman Cain of 2016. At some point during the primaries, voters will get all excited about him, but then they'll have second thoughts and move on to someone else.
 
2013-03-16 10:08:31 PM

The Why Not Guy: NPR news played a clip from Mrs. Palin's speech... she made a teleprompter crack. A woman who has to write "tax cuts" on her hand made a crack about the President's speaking skills about 4 years after the freshness date expired. That's what the Republicans and Conservatives bring to the table.


Yeah, she made a TelePrompTer joke... while reading from a TelePrompTer.
 
2013-03-16 10:12:57 PM

Virtuoso80: I'm going to predict Ben Carson will be the Herman Cain of 2016. At some point during the primaries, voters will get all excited about him, but then they'll have second thoughts and move on to someone else.


He'll be long forgotten way before then.
 
2013-03-16 10:13:07 PM

propasaurus: The Why Not Guy: NPR news played a clip from Mrs. Palin's speech... she made a teleprompter crack. A woman who has to write "tax cuts" on her hand made a crack about the President's speaking skills about 4 years after the freshness date expired. That's what the Republicans and Conservatives bring to the table.

Yeah, she made a TelePrompTer joke... while reading from a TelePrompTer.


Bless her poor, dear, sweet heart...
 
2013-03-16 10:13:21 PM

Virtuoso80: I'm going to predict Ben Carson will be the Herman Cain of 2016. At some point during the primaries, voters will get all excited about him, but then they'll have second thoughts and move on to someone else.


Agreed. He's a gifted speaker in some respects as his prayer breakfast chiding of Obama proved but he's not enough of a political animal to be able to play the game to win.

Plus there's that whole "after 8 years of Obama the GOP are so not gonna nominate a black guy" thing.

Tied for 7th place in a meaningless poll with 4% of the 3,000 ballots cast aint quite gonna cut it.
 
2013-03-16 10:40:28 PM
I've come to the conclusion that CPAC actually stands for "Conservative Pep and Cheering."

Supposedly it was a place for conservatives to gather, strategize, come up with new ideas and figure out how to get their agenda ahead.

But looking at the speakers they have (or do not have,) the sheer goofiness and Fark headlines that seem to be coming out of it on an hourly basis, and the overall "let's just say lines that will get applause from the echo chamber!" feel to the whole thing, it just seems like a high-school pep rally before a football game.

It will probably have just as much effect on the contests ahead.
 
2013-03-16 10:57:50 PM
Yep, another Democrat is gonna win in 2016.
 
2013-03-16 11:06:48 PM
It was sometime around the Iowa Straw Poll that I really started to put it all together that it was going to be a shiat-show courtesy of the GOP. Yeah, the winds were blowing that way but you always want to believe than an organization that has some money behind it will pull it together.

Besides, it's Dems who fall in love and the GOP that fall in line.  Right?  Right?

And that's what the Tea Party did.  They said it was okay to fall in love.  They said it was okay to have feelings, like the one's you know are wring and inappropriate.  And some of them even said it's okay to blurt them out over the air-waves about a Georgetown co-ed, or on a Sunday morning TV show when asked about abortion in the case of rape.

Already I'm giddy about it.  I can't wait for the mid-terms to be over because the scramble to screw this up is going to be epic.  Really.  After watching CPAC today it occurred to me; they've learned nothing.  They put their hands into a boiling pot of water, spent a week in the hospital for burns and skin grafts and they're heading right back into the kitchen to do it all over again.

I've said it before and I will say it again.  This is an awesome time to be a political junkie, and even better to be a Democrat.
 
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