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2013-07-02 02:05:19 AM
That's a bully reference, subby.

/I like Turtledove's fiction, but that man cannot write natural dialogue, enthralling romance or decent slang
//despite all that, I still read almost everything he writes
 
2013-07-02 07:13:47 AM
And this guy gets paid to write stuff like this.

Where can I find these jobs?
 
2013-07-02 07:14:01 AM
Forgive me, but I've been wary of the phrase "the truth" when connected to politics ever since someone tried to convince me that every US President up through Dubya was an evil alien serpent person.

/never did see them after Obama's election
//csb?
 
2013-07-02 07:15:38 AM
Her husband Todd, the treason committing successionist?
 
2013-07-02 07:16:32 AM
Yes, old, white, ignorant bigots... Sarah Palin is going to be your saviour. *rolls eyes*
 
2013-07-02 07:16:38 AM
What the hell did I just read?
 
2013-07-02 07:18:16 AM

Wolf_Blitzer: What the hell did I just read?


A poorly written, poorly thought-out, and poorly articulated call to rename the Tea Party the Liberty Party.
 
2013-07-02 07:18:47 AM
Poe's Law? I just can't tell.

It'd be a hoot if something like this really did happen.
 
2013-07-02 07:19:18 AM
Thanks, submitter. I needed that laugh.
 
2013-07-02 07:21:45 AM

Millennium: Forgive me, but I've been wary of the phrase "the truth" when connected to politics ever since someone tried to convince me that every US President up through Dubya was an evil alien serpent person.

/never did see them after Obama's election
//csb?


Obama got to them.  There are serpent people everywhere.
 
2013-07-02 07:25:02 AM
They've got both kinds of Republican - Whiny AND Douchey!
 
2013-07-02 07:26:22 AM

MrBallou: Poe's Law? I just can't tell.

It'd be a hoot if something like this really did happen.


Seriously. It reads like satire, but based on the comments and the few other posts by the guy that I could find, it seems deadly serious. Which just makes it even funnier.
 
2013-07-02 07:27:20 AM
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2013-07-02 07:28:01 AM
Freedom Party Rules

1. No outside food or drink, alcoholic beverages, or tobacco products.

2. Security reserves the right to search bags, purses, or any other containers at any time.

3. Any property deemed dangerous, illegal, or valuable will be confiscated.

4. Signs and banners are prohibited unless pre-approved by security.

5. Any persons engaged in disruptive or mean-spirited behavior will be removed from the premises.

6. Any persons questioning security decisions will also be removed from the premises.

7. Security may demand additional fees at any time.  Those persons unable or unwilling to pay will be removed from the premises.

8.  Have fun!
 
2013-07-02 07:28:12 AM

Wolf_Blitzer: MrBallou: Poe's Law? I just can't tell.

It'd be a hoot if something like this really did happen.

Seriously. It reads like satire, but based on the comments and the few other posts by the guy that I could find, it seems deadly serious. Which just makes it even funnier.


Why are you afraid of a strong, conservative, woman?
 
2013-07-02 07:30:26 AM
Related thread from Sunday.

And Sarah, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO IT!!!
 
2013-07-02 07:38:07 AM
It is, like Pirandello's play, with actors in search of a theater and a leader.


That play ends in a gigantic clusterfark.
 
2013-07-02 07:38:13 AM
Her party should be called the Bull Shiat Party.

/and How Few Remain was a great book; the Great War series left much to be desired
//running a 1943 Confederates-vs-Yankees naval engagement at Historicon in a couple of weeks; kick, replies, etc.
 
2013-07-02 07:39:53 AM
Actually a leader is emerging: Sarah Palin.

i.huffpost.com

I'll drink to Spudnuts!


Please tell me that article was satire.
 
2013-07-02 07:42:30 AM
And call it the Stupid Party while you're at it. You know, to make it truthier.
 
2013-07-02 07:44:29 AM
Wolf_Blitzer: It reads like satire, but based on the comments and the few other posts by the guy that I could find, it seems deadly serious. Which just makes it even funnier.

My thoughts, exactly.

Go for it, Sarah! America's all ready to line up behind you!!!!

/Snicker
//Oh nothing, Sarah. Just stifling a sneeze. Seriously, get on out there and make us free. Yaaaay, Sarah!
///Snicker
 
2013-07-02 07:47:16 AM
She could go on tour with Skynyrd and the CDB and play the NASCAR circuit ,Stergis,WWE events etc..
 
2013-07-02 07:47:50 AM
The only worthwhile thing on that page is the Red Bull ad at the bottom

thumbs.taboola.com
 
2013-07-02 07:49:15 AM
Amusingly if liberals actually believed in the things they claim to believe in they would support a more secular and moderate version of this party.

But since liberals only play lip service to most of what they claim to believe in they've got nothing good to say.
 
2013-07-02 07:53:45 AM

randomjsa: Amusingly if liberals actually believed in the things they claim to believe in they would support a more secular and moderate version of this party.


We could call it The Democratic Party.
 
2013-07-02 07:54:14 AM
Don't be facetious, subby. They will never amount to anything after what happened to Wade Hampton.
 
2013-07-02 07:57:32 AM

MrBallou: Poe's Law? I just can't tell.

It'd be a hoot if something like this really did happen.


No, no it would not.

It would attract enough of a following that chicken-shiat politicians would attempt to pander to it, lending it an air of legitimacy.  Once the seed crystal of derp is introduced into the supersaturated solution of bipartisan frustration with the disconnect of government from the interests of the people, it will rapidly propagate.  Business leaders will lend it support, seeing an opportunity for profit.  And sooner or later, someone with enough intelligence, charisma, and ruthlessness to fully exploit the movement will seize the reins from the current cabal of useful idiots.  And then the streets will run with blood.

I know, switch to decaf, dude.

That kind of thing only happens somewhere else.  It can't possibly occur here in the US of A.
 
2013-07-02 07:58:59 AM
Have we determined if this is satyrical poeslaw yet? I really can't tell.
 
2013-07-02 08:01:24 AM
FTA:   making their own decisions on abortion, guns, constitutional law, ObamaCare, gold, currency and practically everything.

Yeah, that's not how the Constitution works, guys.  Perhaps you should read it?
 
2013-07-02 08:02:05 AM

doyner: Have we determined if this is satyrical poeslaw yet? I really can't tell.


The local Greek sport bar offered satyrical poeslaw as a side dish for a while, but it never caught on.
 
2013-07-02 08:04:12 AM
Please proceed.
 
2013-07-02 08:05:09 AM

ilikeracecars: Her husband Todd, the treason committing successionist?


Why not? Treason and secession is essentially what the author is advocating.

/union forever
//damn the confederacy
 
2013-07-02 08:05:33 AM

Parthenogenetic: MrBallou: Poe's Law? I just can't tell.

It'd be a hoot if something like this really did happen.

No, no it would not.

It would attract enough of a following that chicken-shiat politicians would attempt to pander to it, lending it an air of legitimacy.  Once the seed crystal of derp is introduced into the supersaturated solution of bipartisan frustration with the disconnect of government from the interests of the people, it will rapidly propagate.  Business leaders will lend it support, seeing an opportunity for profit.  And sooner or later, someone with enough intelligence, charisma, and ruthlessness to fully exploit the movement will seize the reins from the current cabal of useful idiots.  And then the streets will run with blood.

I know, switch to decaf, dude.

That kind of thing only happens somewhere else.  It can't possibly occur here in the US of A.


2010 called, they want their "Tea Party Movement" back.
 
2013-07-02 08:07:53 AM

Millennium: evil alien serpent person


bmongar: There are serpent people everywhere


there are no "serpent people!" the correct term is "reptilian."

/reptilian nazi
 
2013-07-02 08:09:54 AM

randomjsa: Amusingly if liberals actually believed in the things they claim to believe in they would support a more secular and moderate version of this party.

But since liberals only play lip service to most of what they claim to believe in they've got nothing good to say.


lol.

everyone: hey, the GOP may be heading for a schism. discuss.
random: LIBS! LIBS! LIBS!

0/10

/LIBS!
 
2013-07-02 08:11:05 AM

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: ilikeracecars: Her husband Todd, the treason committing successionist?

Why not? Treason and secession is essentially what the author is advocating.

/union forever
//damn the confederacy


Yeah, you don't look to William Wallace and John Brown for inspiration for a grass-roots effort to register voters. That would be founding a Boy's Club based on the philosophy of John Wayne Gacy.
 
2013-07-02 08:13:13 AM
For the first time since the mid 1800s we hear today liberty voices rising from elected state officials including governors.

Liberty voices? THAT'S what we are calling slave-owners now?
 
2013-07-02 08:13:41 AM
Is that satire? I can't tell.
 
2013-07-02 08:14:16 AM

randomjsa: Amusingly if liberals actually believed in the things they claim to believe in they would support a more secular and moderate version of this party.

But since liberals only play lip service to most of what they claim to believe in they've got nothing good to say.


For the first time in your life, you wrote something that actually makes a bit of sense.

As a card carrying liberal, I'd happily support a government that was less involved in the private lives of citizens, less involved in foreign military misadventures, believed in a balanced budget, and reduced overall government expenditures.  I'm all for secular leadership.  There should be absolutely no religious underpinnings to government decision making.  I fully support complete overhaul of campaign financing to limit influence of PACs and business.  I wholeheartedly support term limits at all levels of government.  I believe the current war on drugs is an abject failure and support complete overhaul of the DEA with a new focus on treatment and harm reduction.

That said, this isn't what is being proposed.  My interests do not include xenophobia, homophobia, gutting our social safety net, nor increasing military spending.  I have no interest in being represented by ideologues whose attitude is like that of a PTA mom drunk on power.  People who carry Don't Tread on Me flags and speak of armed insurrection do not represent my belief that government can be a tool for good and justice, both criminally and socially.
 
2013-07-02 08:17:48 AM

HotWingConspiracy: randomjsa: Amusingly if liberals actually believed in the things they claim to believe in they would support a more secular and moderate version of this party.

We could call it The Democratic Party.


It could then gather the populist outcasts from the radical party, who were neither theocrats or social darwinists and really turn into something. They wouldn't even have to be that good or effective, all they would have to do is not actively make things worse like the other party, who would only be left with fear, delusion and greed as its guiding principles.
 
2013-07-02 08:18:23 AM

Trail of Dead: For the first time since the mid 1800s we hear today liberty voices rising from elected state officials including governors.

Liberty voices? THAT'S what we are calling slave-owners now?


I'd be interested to know whose voices in the mid 1800's he considered "liberty voices". I have a funny feeling I would disagree. That's if I could convince myself to use the phrase "liberty voices" with a straight face.
 
2013-07-02 08:19:52 AM

randomjsa: Amusingly if liberals actually believed in the things they claim to believe in they would support a more secular and moderate version of this party.

But since liberals only play lip service to most of what they claim to believe in they've got nothing good to say.


You won't see this, since you just come in, threadshiat, and leave again never to defend any of your oral poops, but precisely the point of this party this guy is suggesting is to NOT be secular and moderate.  Palin, Graham, Perry, Brownback - those are not names that make you think "godless" or "middle-of-the-road".  He's proposing a full whackaloon party.  So your entire post is (even more) worthless (than usual), because you're talking about something that the article isn't even coming within smelling distance of.

And you know what?  I STILL support that.  Because then they can go off and lose horribly at elections, while the newly more-secular-and-moderate GOP, having shed the worst of their members, can start cooperating with the Democrats to run the country again and stop their whirlwind of national obstructionism and local fascism.
 
2013-07-02 08:25:06 AM

alywa: As a card carrying liberal, I'd happily support a government that was less involved in the private lives of citizens, less involved in foreign military misadventures, believed in a balanced budget, and reduced overall government expenditures. I'm all for secular leadership. There should be absolutely no religious underpinnings to government decision making. I fully support complete overhaul of campaign financing to limit influence of PACs and business. I wholeheartedly support term limits at all levels of government. I believe the current war on drugs is an abject failure and support complete overhaul of the DEA with a new focus on treatment and harm reduction.

That said, this isn't what is being proposed. My interests do not include xenophobia, homophobia, gutting our social safety net, nor increasing military spending. I have no interest in being represented by ideologues whose attitude is like that of a PTA mom drunk on power. People who carry Don't Tread on Me flags and speak of armed insurrection do not represent my belief that government can be a tool for good and justice, both criminally and socially.


i know you self-identify as a liberal, but you sound like a libertarian to me. then again, i self-identify as a libertarian who likes democrats, so maybe i'm biased.

p.s. not trollin
 
2013-07-02 08:25:39 AM

Parthenogenetic: MrBallou: Poe's Law? I just can't tell.

It'd be a hoot if something like this really did happen.

No, no it would not.

It would attract enough of a following that chicken-shiat politicians would attempt to pander to it, lending it an air of legitimacy.  Once the seed crystal of derp is introduced into the supersaturated solution of bipartisan frustration with the disconnect of government from the interests of the people, it will rapidly propagate.  Business leaders will lend it support, seeing an opportunity for profit.  And sooner or later, someone with enough intelligence, charisma, and ruthlessness to fully exploit the movement will seize the reins from the current cabal of useful idiots.  And then the streets will run with blood.

I know, switch to decaf, dude.

That kind of thing only happens somewhere else.  It can't possibly occur here in the US of A.


Maybe the Liberty Party would siphon off the derp from the Republican Party letting it become the center right party of business again.

About 15 years ago a no tax coalition decided to take over my little town's government.  The Democrats and Republicans  joined forces to run on slate against them.  A common enemy makes compromise easier.
 
2013-07-02 08:26:27 AM
Wow!  That was nearly incoherent.  Almost as if he were fapping with one hand and typing with the other.
 
2013-07-02 08:26:48 AM

alywa: I wholeheartedly support term limits at all levels of government.


Just isolating one point here: the problem with term limits is that it puts the bureaucrats who never have to answer to the voters in charge of running the government, as they will have all the experience and knowledge.  Term limits sound good on the surface, but are actually against the very ideal of a representative government.
 
2013-07-02 08:28:38 AM

randomjsa: Amusingly if liberals actually believed in the things they claim to believe in they would support a more secular and moderate version of this party.


How farking stupid are you?

I mean seriously?  What farking world do you live in where the dipshiats they have associsted with this like Perry, Brownback and Cruz are secular and moderate?
 
2013-07-02 08:29:18 AM

Parthenogenetic: MrBallou: Poe's Law? I just can't tell.

It'd be a hoot if something like this really did happen.

No, no it would not.

It would attract enough of a following that chicken-shiat politicians would attempt to pander to it, lending it an air of legitimacy.  Once the seed crystal of derp is introduced into the supersaturated solution of bipartisan frustration with the disconnect of government from the interests of the people, it will rapidly propagate.  Business leaders will lend it support, seeing an opportunity for profit.  And sooner or later, someone with enough intelligence, charisma, and ruthlessness to fully exploit the movement will seize the reins from the current cabal of useful idiots.  And then the streets will run with blood.

I know, switch to decaf, dude.

That kind of thing only happens somewhere else.  It can't possibly occur here in the US of A.


Why is this bad? I can't imagine them siphoning off many democrats. All they would do is split the Republicans a la Perot, making national elections easier to win. where is the bad?

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2013-07-02 08:31:54 AM

SuperSeriousMan: Just isolating one point here: the problem with term limits is that it puts the bureaucrats who never have to answer to the voters in charge of running the government, as they will have all the experience and knowledge. Term limits sound good on the surface, but are actually against the very ideal of a representative government


Fro virtually every govt program the person with the most experience isn't the politician setting it up, it isn;t the political paointee runningm, it is the career beuracrat.
 
2013-07-02 08:32:31 AM

SuperSeriousMan: Just isolating one point here: the problem with term limits is that it puts the bureaucrats who never have to answer to the voters in charge of running the government, as they will have all the experience and knowledge.


Is this better or worse than putting people who have no real interest in how government works in power to do the bidding of their cronies and campaign contributors?  People that, once elected, are statically nearly impossible to get out of office.  I'd argue professionals (technocrats if you will) would do a far better job.  They would still need to be elected... just more turnover and less corporate / party influence.
 
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