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2013-04-07 03:41:33 PM
Oh, Buzzfeed is TOTALLY conservative. Same with MSNBC and PBS. The vast right-wing conspiracy controls all media. Jay Leno is in charge of it.
 
2013-04-07 03:42:55 PM

skozlaw: notto: Wow.

http://www.nrcc.org/2013/03/22/13-animals-that-are-really-bummed-abo ut -obamacare/

The link to Living Under ObamaCare is just precious.

Their centerpiece is a whine about how costs will go up because more people will be getting healthcare...


"I got a mammogram for free even though I could have easily made my co-payment. I didn't feel right at all because I can afford it, whereas that money could have been used for someone else who can't."

But I still took the free mammogram . . .
 
2013-04-07 03:45:15 PM

phaseolus: sugardave: No, they want to go WAY back. 2,000 years or so, give or take a couple of decades.


Oh, great. Knowing them, they'll cobble together the worst parts of Imperial Rome and the Pharisees.


Don't forget the financial policies of pre-revolution France.
 
2013-04-07 03:45:58 PM

Epoch_Zero: phaseolus: sugardave: No, they want to go WAY back. 2,000 years or so, give or take a couple of decades.


Oh, great. Knowing them, they'll cobble together the worst parts of Imperial Rome and the Pharisees.

Don't forget the financial policies of pre-revolution France.


high taxes? Oh, wait, you meant something else.
 
2013-04-07 03:50:14 PM

skullkrusher: Epoch_Zero: phaseolus: sugardave: No, they want to go WAY back. 2,000 years or so, give or take a couple of decades.


Oh, great. Knowing them, they'll cobble together the worst parts of Imperial Rome and the Pharisees.

Don't forget the financial policies of pre-revolution France.

high taxes? Oh, wait, you meant something else.


Perhaps the concentration of wealth in a smaller and smaller ruling class?
 
2013-04-07 03:51:46 PM

notto: skozlaw: notto: Wow.

http://www.nrcc.org/2013/03/22/13-animals-that-are-really-bummed-abo ut -obamacare/

The link to Living Under ObamaCare is just precious.

Their centerpiece is a whine about how costs will go up because more people will be getting healthcare...

"I got a mammogram for free even though I could have easily made my co-payment. I didn't feel right at all because I can afford it, whereas that money could have been used for someone else who can't."

But I still took the free mammogram . . .


And that bit of concern is also coming from the same people that hold up signs like this:
blog.oregonlive.com

And they somehow can't figure out why they aren't taken seriously.
 
2013-04-07 03:53:24 PM

Doktor_Zhivago: whidbey: Remember, George W Bush was shunned by his own party. Yes, his neo-conservative leanings were actually too liberal for some. Amazing.

He wanted to give the messicans amnesty.  That's worse than abortion, gaybuttsex & benghazi x 10000


Plus he was farking up in Afghanistaq. That war was supposed to be over by Christmas his 1st term.

And then he bailed out the liberal banks and gave a bunch of money to the poor people (stimulus).

Wow, if I were staunch nutball GOP I'd try to distance myself from that too.
 
2013-04-07 03:56:58 PM

Epoch_Zero: skullkrusher: Epoch_Zero: phaseolus: sugardave: No, they want to go WAY back. 2,000 years or so, give or take a couple of decades.

Oh, great. Knowing them, they'll cobble together the worst parts of Imperial Rome and the Pharisees.

Don't forget the financial policies of pre-revolution France.

high taxes? Oh, wait, you meant something else.

Perhaps the concentration of wealth in a smaller and smaller ruling class?




OMFG!!1! CLASS WARFARE!!1!  F*CK YOU COMMIE!!!!
 
2013-04-07 03:58:46 PM

YodaTuna: You know I thought it was just going to be some random conservative blog site... nope, it's the NRCC's site.  How sad.


I clicked on a few of their links and I feel dirty. Also their sidebar seems to be borked. It makes Gawker's sidebar tile look good.
 
2013-04-07 03:59:37 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Epoch_Zero: skullkrusher: Epoch_Zero: phaseolus: sugardave: No, they want to go WAY back. 2,000 years or so, give or take a couple of decades.

Oh, great. Knowing them, they'll cobble together the worst parts of Imperial Rome and the Pharisees.

Don't forget the financial policies of pre-revolution France.

high taxes? Oh, wait, you meant something else.

Perhaps the concentration of wealth in a smaller and smaller ruling class?

OMFG!!1! CLASS WARFARE!!1!  F*CK YOU COMMIE!!!!


exactly what I was talking about earlier. When does the sarcastic whack job Republican imitation join it's rightful spot on the shelf next to airline food and leaving the toilet seat up jokes?
 
2013-04-07 04:01:54 PM

skullkrusher: Lionel Mandrake: Epoch_Zero: skullkrusher: Epoch_Zero: phaseolus: sugardave: No, they want to go WAY back. 2,000 years or so, give or take a couple of decades.

Oh, great. Knowing them, they'll cobble together the worst parts of Imperial Rome and the Pharisees.

Don't forget the financial policies of pre-revolution France.

high taxes? Oh, wait, you meant something else.

Perhaps the concentration of wealth in a smaller and smaller ruling class?

OMFG!!1! CLASS WARFARE!!1!  F*CK YOU COMMIE!!!!

exactly what I was talking about earlier. When does the sarcastic whack job Republican imitation join it's rightful spot on the shelf next to airline food and leaving the toilet seat up jokes?


Probably after it stops being something the GOPpers like to whine about.
 
2013-04-07 04:02:59 PM
Great Idea GOP!

Because paying people to tell you what you want to hear worked out so well last time.
 
2013-04-07 04:03:04 PM

sugardave: skullkrusher: Lionel Mandrake: Epoch_Zero: skullkrusher: Epoch_Zero: phaseolus: sugardave: No, they want to go WAY back. 2,000 years or so, give or take a couple of decades.

Oh, great. Knowing them, they'll cobble together the worst parts of Imperial Rome and the Pharisees.

Don't forget the financial policies of pre-revolution France.

high taxes? Oh, wait, you meant something else.

Perhaps the concentration of wealth in a smaller and smaller ruling class?

OMFG!!1! CLASS WARFARE!!1!  F*CK YOU COMMIE!!!!

exactly what I was talking about earlier. When does the sarcastic whack job Republican imitation join it's rightful spot on the shelf next to airline food and leaving the toilet seat up jokes?

Probably after it stops being something the GOPpers like to whine about.


Past and current trends indicate that the party is not moving in the direction of less whining.
 
2013-04-07 04:03:55 PM

sugardave: skullkrusher: Lionel Mandrake: Epoch_Zero: skullkrusher: Epoch_Zero: phaseolus: sugardave: No, they want to go WAY back. 2,000 years or so, give or take a couple of decades.

Oh, great. Knowing them, they'll cobble together the worst parts of Imperial Rome and the Pharisees.

Don't forget the financial policies of pre-revolution France.

high taxes? Oh, wait, you meant something else.

Perhaps the concentration of wealth in a smaller and smaller ruling class?

OMFG!!1! CLASS WARFARE!!1!  F*CK YOU COMMIE!!!!

exactly what I was talking about earlier. When does the sarcastic whack job Republican imitation join it's rightful spot on the shelf next to airline food and leaving the toilet seat up jokes?

Probably after it stops being something the GOPpers like to whine about.


what?
 
2013-04-07 04:05:31 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Past and current trends indicate that the party is not moving in the direction of less whining.


Well the squeaky wheel does get the grease after all. They need it for all that constant butthurt. It's a marathon, I tell ya.
 
2013-04-07 04:20:19 PM

skullkrusher: sugardave: skullkrusher: Lionel Mandrake: Epoch_Zero: skullkrusher: Epoch_Zero: phaseolus: sugardave: No, they want to go WAY back. 2,000 years or so, give or take a couple of decades.

Oh, great. Knowing them, they'll cobble together the worst parts of Imperial Rome and the Pharisees.

Don't forget the financial policies of pre-revolution France.

high taxes? Oh, wait, you meant something else.

Perhaps the concentration of wealth in a smaller and smaller ruling class?

OMFG!!1! CLASS WARFARE!!1!  F*CK YOU COMMIE!!!!

exactly what I was talking about earlier. When does the sarcastic whack job Republican imitation join it's rightful spot on the shelf next to airline food and leaving the toilet seat up jokes?

Probably after it stops being something the GOPpers like to whine about.

what?



Until they stop using this argument un-ironically, it is valid mockery.
 
2013-04-07 04:39:07 PM
I am surprised there isn't a high-profile political blog called "Buzzkill" though. Definitely has the possibility of serving up some lulz.
 
2013-04-07 04:55:56 PM

Biological Ali: BSABSVR: "17 things Obama actually usurped"

"41 ways to surreptitiously spell the President's name with a zero"


WARNING! WARNING! Word shows liberal elitist mindset, probable brainwashing by Ivy League indoctrinated college professors! Article written by RINO! Report immediately to your nearest World Net Daily or Blaze article for cleansing truth bath!
 
2013-04-07 05:14:04 PM
Dear conservatives,

I think that modern sports writing is entirely too embedded within the liberal MSM mainstream media.  I think it's high time someone from within your ranks put together a blog where we can get unskewed sports news that isn't distorted by progressive ideologies influencing sportswriters.

I think you'll find that bleacherreport.com has a lot of good ideas, but if you were to take their format and add a dash of conservative context then we've got something that everyone will want to see.

Sincerely,
-UNC_Samurai

/get the popcorn
 
2013-04-07 05:17:21 PM
I thought Buzzfeed was a liberal version of Drudge Report. So they're going to try and find another barrel at the bottom of this one?
 
2013-04-07 05:29:54 PM

dickfreckle: make me some tea: This should be about as successful as their attempts to make right-slanted versions of The Daily Show, Wikipedia, Media Matters, etc. They only attract a small audience of those seeking their own echo chamber, while everyone else rolls their eyes and moves on.

Liberals are by nature innovators, the people who come up with new ideas. It's pretty much the definition of liberal.

Can we actually cite a successful conservative attempt at this sort of thing? Yes, their blogs are wildly popular among the chemtrail and Kenya crowd, but every attempt at humor, social media, their own wiki, etc, just seems laughable - and not in the good way. Even the political cartoons we're threadsh*tted with don't approach insightful humor, regardless of the reader's point of view.

I won't go so far as to say that liberals are necessarily smarter and funnier than conservatives (remember, not all conservatives are Palin-Americans), but it seems that every time Republicans try to be funny or 'modern' I cringe in embarrassment...for them.


Let me put it this way.  P.J O'Rourke, especially the P.J. O'Rourke of recent years is the best - the absolute best that they've got

The Best, Jerry

The Best!
 
2013-04-07 05:31:43 PM

skullkrusher: DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: Doktor_Zhivago: whidbey: Remember, George W Bush was shunned by his own party. Yes, his neo-conservative leanings were actually too liberal for some. Amazing.

He wanted to give the messicans amnesty.  That's worse than abortion, gaybuttsex & benghazi x 10000

Except he was shunned because being associated with him is toxic, not because if any perception of liberalism.

At least one sucky blog disagrees with you.

Do you believe this blog or do you think the GOP just wants to disassociate from a wildly unpopular former President?


But why is he so wildly unpopular?
 
2013-04-07 05:31:47 PM

imbrial: P.J. O'Rourke


COMEDY PYRITE JERRY.
 
2013-04-07 05:33:40 PM

Fart_Machine: I thought Buzzfeed was a liberal version of Drudge Report. So they're going to try and find another barrel at the bottom of this one?


It's like those Russian nesting dolls, but without any pride in craftsmanship and all the dolls are scary looking socialist commie fascist blah people
 
2013-04-07 05:36:34 PM
Wait, another attempt by the neocons running the GOP to remain relevant and continue their journey towards national socialism(as opposed to the dems pushing for Fabian socialism)?  This will quickly tank for no other reason than there's no one left in the GOP that buys into that belief structure that isn't a social security recipient.  And soon they will start taking dirt naps(much to the happiness of I think pretty much everybody).

For better or worse this is the future of the GOP:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIMx8uLXXDs&list=UUzIjg5vIfBGcdyLWu6l hX xw&index=1
 
2013-04-07 05:39:41 PM

skullkrusher: The 0bama thing is done by one person around here and no one pretends it is funny.


Okay, then how about the teleprompter "joke" that is done by quite a few Conservatives, including such fringe outsiders as former Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin?
 
2013-04-07 05:40:50 PM

dickfreckle: And what, exactly, does "taking it back" mean? The 1950s?


Pre civil war, but not for the reason you're thinking.

I don't recall who wrote it, but there's a well-known historian who did a piece probably 50 years ago about how Americans, starting around the 1890s, began mythologizing their agrarian past.  Enough people had moved to cities by then that they didn't really know how tough life on the farm was, and so they started to look back on it as some golden age - simple, honest, fair, etc.

That's the root of the current GOP fondness for a simpler time.
 
2013-04-07 05:42:46 PM
FTA: Unfortunately for this squirrel, he's one of the thousands that lost their employer coverage.

Looks like their bringing that "Half-Hour Comedy Hour"-level of humor to the site. I'm starting to feel sorry for the conservatives and their attempts at humor. They've embarrassed themselves so many times I want them to get a win because I know it has to hurt.
 
2013-04-07 05:45:06 PM

bgddy24601: Biological Ali: BSABSVR: "17 things Obama actually usurped"

"41 ways to surreptitiously spell the President's name with a zero"

WARNING! WARNING! Word shows liberal elitist mindset, probable brainwashing by Ivy League indoctrinated college professors! Article written by RINO! Report immediately to your nearest World Net Daily or Blaze article for cleansing truth bath!


Quick thinking, citizen. You'll go far.
 
2013-04-07 05:45:31 PM
If you need to make a special version of everything so it fits with your radically different set of values, you might want to do some soul searching.
 
2013-04-07 05:46:20 PM

MisterRonbo: dickfreckle: And what, exactly, does "taking it back" mean? The 1950s?

Pre civil war, but not for the reason you're thinking.

I don't recall who wrote it, but there's a well-known historian who did a piece probably 50 years ago about how Americans, starting around the 1890s, began mythologizing their agrarian past.  Enough people had moved to cities by then that they didn't really know how tough life on the farm was, and so they started to look back on it as some golden age - simple, honest, fair, etc.

That's the root of the current GOP fondness for a simpler time.


Except of course nowadays acreage in rural areas seems to be more along the lines of "gentleman farming" than actual. Makes sense. Rural areas are cool because they keep the liburuls from making everything too expensive. 8)
 
2013-04-07 05:56:53 PM

The Why Not Guy: skullkrusher: The 0bama thing is done by one person around here and no one pretends it is funny.

Okay, then how about the teleprompter "joke" that is done by quite a few Conservatives, including such fringe outsiders as former Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin?


What about it? Are you honestly using a but Palin in defense of tired and worn out jokes? She doesn't really come to mind when I think of innovation and a creative sense of humor. For me at least.
 
2013-04-07 05:57:35 PM

CorporatePerson: wildcardjack: Is there any conservative humor that isn't just being mean to people?

King of the Hill? Not sure if Mike Judge is a conservative or not. He tends to be insightful and funny without being hateful so he's probably not. Still KOTH is hilarious and all the Texas conservatives are the good guys and all the liberals are annoying stereotypes.


the show's humor is kind of all over the place, but I get the impression that King of the Hill is a fairly conservative one, with the added bonus of being able to poke fun at itself. Though, FWIW, even if the show pokes fun at itself and Hank's often outdated/conservative views, I generally dislike it when the show takes on perceived Liberal traits as it's always traits that almost no Liberal would defend or some kind of straw-man on way outdated stereotypes. (I avoided The Goode Family for the same reason.)
 
2013-04-07 06:05:25 PM

FeedTheCollapse: I generally dislike it when the show takes on perceived Liberal traits as it's always traits that almost no Liberal would defend or some kind of straw-man on way outdated stereotypes. (I avoided The Goode Family for the same reason.)


Pretty much the case with South Park at times, but granted it's so over the top I almost never mind.
 
2013-04-07 06:06:47 PM

sugardave: antidisestablishmentarianism: Lionel Mandrake: Everything the GOP tries is an attempt to copy something else.

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My premiums recently got lowered to $0.  That's right, an infinite premium reduction.  How does that jive with your "understanding" of how things actually are?


That's not infinite; that's 100%.
 
2013-04-07 06:07:16 PM

whidbey: FeedTheCollapse: I generally dislike it when the show takes on perceived Liberal traits as it's always traits that almost no Liberal would defend or some kind of straw-man on way outdated stereotypes. (I avoided The Goode Family for the same reason.)

Pretty much the case with South Park at times, but granted it's so over the top I almost never mind.


In fairness, you embody almost every ridiculous liberal stereotype, W. You really don't have any right to "mind"
 
2013-04-07 06:09:35 PM
FeedTheCollapse: (I avoided The Goode Family for the same reason.)

Which was all the Van Driessen gags from Beavis and Butthead expanded into an entire series.
 
2013-04-07 06:18:39 PM

Fart_Machine: FeedTheCollapse: (I avoided The Goode Family for the same reason.)

Which was all the Van Driessen gags from Beavis and Butthead expanded into an entire series.


pretty much. Though I thought Van Driessen's beliefs were never quite as big a punching bag as he would've been on King of the Hill. He seemed like a more believable person.


whidbey: FeedTheCollapse: I generally dislike it when the show takes on perceived Liberal traits as it's always traits that almost no Liberal would defend or some kind of straw-man on way outdated stereotypes. (I avoided The Goode Family for the same reason.)

Pretty much the case with South Park at times, but granted it's so over the top I almost never mind.


Pretty much, though I really dislike South Park's attempts at satire/commentary; it's just not a subtle enough show to really work and I think generally distracts way too much from the actual humor. Sometimes it works, but generally the writing just comes off as making an overly elaborate way to make a point.
 
2013-04-07 06:21:52 PM

notto: Wow.

http://www.nrcc.org/2013/03/22/13-animals-that-are-really-bummed-abo ut -obamacare/


Shiat, that's an actual thing? Someone posted that title upthread, but I figured it was just an exaggerated parody of the kind of thing that might appear on that site.
 
2013-04-07 06:22:35 PM

FeedTheCollapse: Pretty much, though I really dislike South Park's attempts at satire/commentary; it's just not a subtle enough show to really work and I think generally distracts way too much from the actual humor. Sometimes it works, but generally the writing just comes off as making an overly elaborate way to make a poi


I know. I haven't watched it in years, either. Kind of got sick of the whole "dysfunctional comedy" premise in general.
 
2013-04-07 06:47:25 PM

SilentStrider: Given how bad GOP creations usually suck, it'll be interesting to see how they could possibly create something that sucks worse than Buzzfeed.


Please be careful what you wish for or you will get us all hurt
 
2013-04-07 07:03:08 PM

LectertheChef: Aarontology: If it's anything like Conservapedia, all the articles are going to be about gay sex.

Not everything's about gay sex on conservapedia. They also claim the Theory of Relativity's a hoax.


I hate you for making me go look that up.

They cite the fact that you can't see a black hole and Jesus as proofs that Relativity is false.

You evil, evil bastard.
 
2013-04-07 07:07:07 PM

Lionel Mandrake: shamanwest: Lionel Mandrake: antidisestablishmentarianism: Lionel Mandrake: Everything the GOP tries is an attempt to copy something else.

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Comparing 35 years of failed economic policy with something that isn't even fully implemented yet.

Great jaerb dere!

The point of his post... you missed it.

Yeah, I suppose so...that's been known to happen.  Still don't get it, though.


*weeps for a while*

He was showing the conservative picture of Obama laughing about some way that Obamacare screws over people.
Then he showed what it's copying...the liberal picture of Reagan et al laughing about how trickle down economics screws us all.

Pointing out that their "arguments" aren't original.

I got it. I got it right away.

Of course I also have him favorited for his non-conservative stances. :)
 
2013-04-07 07:10:06 PM

Gosling: Of all the things to ape... Buzzfeed? Someone said to themselves, "I want to be the next Buzzfeed"? "I too would like to post list articles that consist of a bunch of pictures and shiatty captions?" Why?


It made fun of Romney at some point, and that was good enough for them, I guess.
 
2013-04-07 07:10:08 PM
Yes GOP, you're losing the e-war because of messaging.  That's definitely it.
 
2013-04-07 07:13:06 PM

BSABSVR: How can we appeal to the young, to women and to minority groups?  I know!  Gobs of listicles!


It is impossible to appeal to any demographic.

I have been assured by Farkers again and again that media has no influence on people.
 
2013-04-07 07:17:06 PM

dickfreckle: make me some tea: This should be about as successful as their attempts to make right-slanted versions of The Daily Show, Wikipedia, Media Matters, etc. They only attract a small audience of those seeking their own echo chamber, while everyone else rolls their eyes and moves on.

Liberals are by nature innovators, the people who come up with new ideas. It's pretty much the definition of liberal.

Can we actually cite a successful conservative attempt at this sort of thing? Yes, their blogs are wildly popular among the chemtrail and Kenya crowd, but every attempt at humor, social media, their own wiki, etc, just seems laughable - and not in the good way. Even the political cartoons we're threadsh*tted with don't approach insightful humor, regardless of the reader's point of view.

I won't go so far as to say that liberals are necessarily smarter and funnier than conservatives (remember, not all conservatives are Palin-Americans), but it seems that every time Republicans try to be funny or 'modern' I cringe in embarrassment...for them.


They have to play to the Palinistas. When your bar is set that low, anything above toilet humor is probably going to go over their heads.
 
2013-04-07 07:18:53 PM

Altair: SilentStrider: Given how bad GOP creations usually suck, it'll be interesting to see how they could possibly create something that sucks worse than Buzzfeed.

Please be careful what you wish for or you will get us all hurt


Its not like I'll be clicking there anyway.
 
2013-04-07 07:24:36 PM

Pichu0102: If you need to make a special version of everything so it fits with your radically different set of values, you might want to do some soul searching.


They have what?
 
2013-04-07 07:36:10 PM

skullkrusher: Sure. Being funnier and more innovative than a conservative doesn't make you funny or innovative


I'm glad to see someone gets it. Being funnier than a conservative is like being smarter than a hydrocephalic
 
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