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(Buzzfeed)   Senate filibustering as explained by "Mean Girls". Is Fetch a scandal yet?   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 24
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2013-07-17 11:14:56 PM
Something about this 'article' makes me want to spend the rest of my life building a time machine so I can go back in time, find the author's father before he was born, and repeatedly kick him in the nuts while shouting "You'll never understand how awful Buzzfeed will be in the future" and sobbing uncontrollably.
 
2013-07-17 11:55:28 PM
It's one thing to want someone out of your life, but it's another thing to serve them a wake-up cup full of liquid drainer.
 
2013-07-17 11:57:02 PM
This is worse than "Judith Butler Explained by Cats," and that was exactly what it sounds like.
 
2013-07-18 12:17:11 AM
Stop trying to make reform happen.  It's not going to happen.
 
2013-07-18 12:34:47 AM

bdub77: Something about this 'article' makes me want to spend the rest of my life building a time machine so I can go back in time, find the author's father before he was born, and repeatedly kick him in the nuts while shouting "You'll never understand how awful Buzzfeed will be in the future" and sobbing uncontrollably.


I completely agree with you on this.  I don't know why I still click on some of their damn links.  But some I do and then I am sad and go kneel in my dark closet and pray for forgiveness, like mamma used to make me do when she caught me looking at the lingerie section of the J.C. Penny's catalog.

/ I'm glad that fetch didn't catch on though, as I use it.
// People think I'm delightfully naughty and hip.
/// If you need me I'll be in my closet.
 
2013-07-18 12:36:12 AM
Here's an easier summary without the anigifs:

The Republicans were being obstructionist assholes, as usual.

In an unexpected turn of events, the Democrats showed some backbone and threatened to fight back.

The Republicans, surprised by this development, quickly acquiesced to a 'deal'.

Worn out by actually fighting for practically the first time in six years, the Democrats quickly accepted this deal.
 
2013-07-18 12:46:25 AM
Y'all are farked. Glad I'm far away, now.
 
2013-07-18 12:57:36 AM

Valeriyance: / I'm glad that fetch didn't catch on though, as I use it.


25-30 years ago I tried to make a word catch on.  It never did at least outside a very small circle of friends.  I don't understand why.  It was much more pure of a word than "fetch".

Eventually we just went back to saying "cool" or sometimes even "groovy".  In retrospect, I wonder if that made us hipsters.  Ah well, even if it did at least I can say I was a hipster before being hipster was even a thing.
 
2013-07-18 01:19:13 AM

TuteTibiImperes: The Republicans, surprised by this development, quickly acquiesced to a 'deal'.

Worn out by actually fighting for practically the first time in six years, the Democrats quickly accepted this deal.


Haven't been paying attention to this since I knew the inevitable outcome.  Is the "deal" as completely worthless and unlikely to last as the last 20 times the republicans pinkie swore to stop filibustering?
 
2013-07-18 01:28:53 AM

dookdookdook: TuteTibiImperes: The Republicans, surprised by this development, quickly acquiesced to a 'deal'.

Worn out by actually fighting for practically the first time in six years, the Democrats quickly accepted this deal.

Haven't been paying attention to this since I knew the inevitable outcome.  Is the "deal" as completely worthless and unlikely to last as the last 20 times the republicans pinkie swore to stop filibustering?


The Dems agreed to give up the two NLRB appointments made during the recess, and the GOP agreed not to filibuster on seven appointments coming up.  McConnell is already biatching and rabble rousing than the GOP got screwed.

Personally, given the GOP's recent history regarding cooperation, I fully believe they're going to try to find some way to worm out of it.  I'd rather have seen the 'nuclear option' actually be invoked and the GOP put in their place, but we may still have a chance at that.
 
2013-07-18 01:30:42 AM

Valeriyance: But some I do and then I am sad and go kneel in my dark closet and pray for forgiveness, like mamma used to make me do when she caught me looking at the lingerie section of the J.C. Penny's catalog.


J.C. Penny? Yeah, right.

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2013-07-18 01:34:39 AM

gfid: Valeriyance: / I'm glad that fetch didn't catch on though, as I use it.

25-30 years ago I tried to make a word catch on.  It never did at least outside a very small circle of friends.  I don't understand why.  It was much more pure of a word than "fetch".

Eventually we just went back to saying "cool" or sometimes even "groovy".  In retrospect, I wonder if that made us hipsters.  Ah well, even if it did at least I can say I was a hipster before being hipster was even a thing.


What was the word?  I wish you would have been successful.  It is so not-fetch that people didn't support you when you needed it most.

I go through phases of words entering my vocabulary and sticking around for a while.  They aren't even great words.  Like now, for instance, I keep calling everyone "baby".  I have no fricking idea where it came from, either.
 
2013-07-18 01:49:50 AM
Based on previous experience with BUZZFEED articles and gifs that are too large, I take it FARK won't allow us to post a metric shiat ton of gifs in response to BUZZFEED articles. That's probably a good thing.

/dnrtfa
//because fark you, that's why
 
2013-07-18 01:55:18 AM
WTF is "fetch"? Other than what the dog does with the newspaper.
 
2013-07-18 02:09:18 AM
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  I had no idea I was a scandal.
 
2013-07-18 02:24:52 AM
Buzzfeed huh? Pass.
 
HBK
2013-07-18 03:34:12 AM
bwilson27: img2-3.timeinc.net
  I had no idea I was a scandal.

He was streets-ahead.
 
2013-07-18 05:28:37 AM
Here is a theoretical question.  Everyone seems to agree the current filibuster system is good for the system.  Why don't the dems call the republicans bluff of wanting it to stick around forever and float an amendment to formalize it as a change to congressional operation instead of a 'rule' that can be changed by the majority party when they want to?  At least then when the repubs gain power they can't just kick that shiat to the curb and laugh.
 
2013-07-18 08:47:01 AM

bdub77: Something about this 'article' makes me want to spend the rest of my life building a time machine so I can go back in time, find the author's father before he was born, and repeatedly kick him in the nuts while shouting "You'll never understand how awful Buzzfeed will be in the future" and sobbing uncontrollably.


May I join you?
I have my own weapons.
 
2013-07-18 09:29:58 AM
Periods go inside quotes.
 
2013-07-18 12:51:40 PM
jesus christ that was awful

this is what happens when unfunny idiots give unfunny idiots attention
 
2013-07-18 01:05:50 PM
What happened to the (featured partner) text?  Is Fark changing its--

Wait.  Someone voluntarily submitted a Buzzfeed article?
 
2013-07-18 01:21:51 PM
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2013-07-19 06:24:08 AM

TuteTibiImperes: Here's an easier summary without the anigifs:

The Republicans were being obstructionist assholes, as usual.

In an unexpected turn of events, the Democrats showed some backbone and threatened to fight back.

The Republicans, surprised by this development, quickly acquiesced to a 'deal'.

Worn out by actually fighting for practically the first time in six years, the Democrats quickly accepted this deal.


Lest we forget that back in 2005, the Democrats were continually filibustering the Republicans, and Senate Republican majority leader William Frist (R) TN threaten to use the "nuclear option," Senate minority leader, Harry Reid (D) NV said, "under no circumstances will I allow the 'nuclear option' to be used."

So when the democrats start talking about the party of "no," please be sure to be looking in a mirror.
 
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